Greece financial crisis and quality of life

Aggelos E. Mechili, Athena Kalokairinou, Dafni Kaitelidou, Marianna Diomidous

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Abstract

The last six years the global community is facing an economic crisis that first appeared in USA. This crisis has a lot of impacts especially in health sector. Unemployment, job insecurity and the loss of disposable income have a significant impact in health too. The main objective of this research was to investigate the quality of life of the general population in Greece during the financial crisis. To collect the data it has been used the Greek version of Short Form (36) Health Survey (SF-36v2). In general, income, level of education, cohabitation and parenthood had a significant impact in quality of life. As a conclusion, unemployed participants' score was lower in the entire dimensions and in the two summary scales too.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnabling Health Informatics Applications
PublisherIOS Press
Pages207-209
Number of pages3
Volume213
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995371
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event13th International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2015 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 9 Jul 201511 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume213
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other13th International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2015
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period9/07/1511/07/15

Keywords

  • Financial crisis
  • Quality of life
  • Unemployment
  • Vulnerable population

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    Mechili, A. E., Kalokairinou, A., Kaitelidou, D., & Diomidous, M. (2015). Greece financial crisis and quality of life. In Enabling Health Informatics Applications (Vol. 213, pp. 207-209). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 213). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-538-8-207