A.A. Novik, T.I. Ionova, A.V. Kishtovich
Quality of life assessment in St.-Petersburg general population by using the method of integral profiles
Normative quality of life data are of importance for public health and social sector.
The method of integral profiles is useful for comparative analysis of quality of life in different population groups and gives a chance of simultaneous analysis of integral quality of life indexes in several groups.
The aim of the study was to provide comparison of quality of life parameters of population of St.Petersburg and Sweden by the method of integral profiles. It was shown that quality of life parameters of St.Petersburg were lower than in Sweden. In the young age (15-44 years old) differences between St.Petersburg and Swedish population were less pronounced.
The differences were higher in the age of 65-74. Gender comparison of quality of life parameters showed that quality of life parameters in men both in St.Petersburg and Sweden were higher than in women. The most pronounced difference between Swedish men and women was revealed in the age group elder than 75; for St.Petersburg population- in the age of 45-64. The analysis of quality of life profiles showed the profile change with age. In the age elder than 75 deformation of profiles took place, in doing so there were similar changes in both populations.
Thus, regularities of quality of life change with age and gender in populations of St.Petersburg and Sweden were found out.