Health Related Quality of Life of Smokers in Croatia
; Department of Social Medicine, Institute of Public Health for the Osijek-Baranja County, Osijek, Croatia
Gorka Vuletić Marvinac
; »Andrija Štampar« School of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
APA 6th Edition Samardžić, S. i Vuletić Marvinac, G. (2009). Health Related Quality of Life of Smokers in Croatia. Collegium antropologicum, 33 Supplement 1 (1), 107-114. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/39736
MLA 8th Edition Samardžić, Senka i Gorka Vuletić Marvinac. "Health Related Quality of Life of Smokers in Croatia." Collegium antropologicum, vol. 33 Supplement 1, br. 1, 2009, str. 107-114. https://hrcak.srce.hr/39736. Citirano 24.06.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition Samardžić, Senka i Gorka Vuletić Marvinac. "Health Related Quality of Life of Smokers in Croatia." Collegium antropologicum 33 Supplement 1, br. 1 (2009): 107-114. https://hrcak.srce.hr/39736
Harvard Samardžić, S., i Vuletić Marvinac, G. (2009). 'Health Related Quality of Life of Smokers in Croatia', Collegium antropologicum, 33 Supplement 1(1), str. 107-114. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/39736 (Datum pristupa: 24.06.2021.)
Vancouver Samardžić S, Vuletić Marvinac G. Health Related Quality of Life of Smokers in Croatia. Collegium antropologicum [Internet]. 2009 [pristupljeno 24.06.2021.];33 Supplement 1(1):107-114. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/39736
IEEE S. Samardžić i G. Vuletić Marvinac, "Health Related Quality of Life of Smokers in Croatia", Collegium antropologicum, vol.33 Supplement 1, br. 1, str. 107-114, 2009. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/39736. [Citirano: 24.06.2021.]
Sažetak The aim of this study was to investigate the health related quality of life (HRQOL) in relation to the smoking status. The data from the Croatian Adult Health Survey conducted in 2003 were used for this study. Sample comprised 9,070 participants, 68.1% women and 31.9% men, from 18 to 101 years old. Results indicated that there were significant differences in HRQOL between smokers and non-smokers even in a young adult age when there is no difference in objective health status (for example diagnosis of disease). Generally health decreased with the age for both groups but direction of difference between smokers and non-smokers varied for different health dimensions across the age groups. The most notable difference in HRQOL in relation to smoking was found in the age group of 65 and older where women smokers reported better HRQOL than non-smokers, and men smokers significantly worse HRQOL than non-smokers. As we found significant differences according to gender in age groups, we suggest that it is essential for future studies to take those characteristics into consideration. Many other factors, for example education, income, marital status, and the socio-cultural acceptability of smoking may have an impact on the quality of life, and also need to be considered in future research. The existing differences in mental health and social functioning should be taken into account in planning of the future prevention programs.