Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on quality of life, health and income in families with and without socioeconomic risk: a cross-sectional study

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https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i4.14094

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Coronavirus; Social class; Risk factors; Quality of life; Infant care.

Abstract

Objective: To compare the quality of life, health perception and income between low socioeconomic status families and families without exposure to socioeconomic risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: 41 mothers of healthy full-term infants (≥ 37 weeks) participated in this cross-sectional study. They were subdivided into two groups: 1) socioeconomic risk (R-G); and 2) without socioeconomic risk (SR-G). Quality of life was measured using the World Health Organization Quality of Life-Bref (WHOQOL-Bref). The health perception and monthly income were measured using a questionnaire prepared by the authors. Results: A significant difference was found between the R-G and SR-G groups for the environment domain (p = 0.001) in WHOQOL-Bref. Health perception of mothers in the R-G during the COVID-19 pandemic was between good (52.6%) and regular (36.8%) while most mothers in the SR-G rated health as good (81, 8%). Of families without socioeconomic risk, 59% needed recourse to government assistance while most low socioeconomic status families (89.5%) benefited from emergency government assistance. Conclusions: Families with low socioeconomic status have a worse quality of life with regard to the environment, worse perception of health, and decreased family income when compared to families without socioeconomic risk.

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Published

11/04/2021

How to Cite

GRECO, A. L. R.; SILVA, C. F. R. da; MORAES, M. M. de; MENEGUSSI , J. M.; TUDELLA, E. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on quality of life, health and income in families with and without socioeconomic risk: a cross-sectional study. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 4, p. e29410414094, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i4.14094. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/14094. Acesso em: 15 may. 2021.

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Health Sciences