An exploratory studu using the network approach for quality of life and blood markers in a brazilian population

Um estudo exploratório utilizando a aplicação da abordagem de rede à qualidade de vida e marcadores sanguíneos em uma população brasileira.
Trabalho publicado na Estudos de Psicologia em 2018.

ABSTRACT

Although it is generally considered that quality of life (QoL) is related to blood markers, there are different approaches to the relation between these variables. We proposed here a dynamic interaction test. The aim was to ascertain which blood indicators relate to QoL through a network perspective in a common population. Answered a questionnaire and conducted blood exams 108 Brazilians. Of these, 84 were female, with a mean age of 43.85 years old (SD = 16.20). Data analysis indicated that CRP, T4 (FT4), Thyroid-stimulating hormone, and Cortisol bridges with QoL dimensions. The data suggest that QoL is related to blood markers, but some trends were less than the literature has indicated. This present study is exploratory. The relations are complex, and our findings suggest that the dynamic network structure expands the range of QoL and blood markers research, making it possible to investigate a new range of questions and analyses.

KEYWORDS:

Quality of life; Hormones; CRP; Physiological Process.


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