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Title: Quality of life prior and in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic : a nationwide cross-sectional study with Brazilian dietitians
Authors: Matos, Raquel Adjafre da Costa
Rita de Cássia Coelho de Almeida, Akutsu
Zandonadi, Renata Puppin
Botelho, Raquel Braz Assunção
metadata.dc.identifier.orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1251-7966
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0699-7617
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0370-3089
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0369-287X
Assunto:: Nutricionistas
Qualidade de vida
SARS-CoV-2
Covid-19
Saúde
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: MATOS, Raquel Adjafre da Costa et al. Quality of life prior and in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic: a nationwide cross-sectional study with Brazilian dietitians. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, v. 18, n. 5, 2712, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052712. Disponível em: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/5/2712. Acesso em: 26 jul. 2021.
Abstract: Dietitians as healthcare professionals could decrease their quality of life during the SARS-COV-2 pandemic period; therefore, this study aimed to compare Brazilian dietitians’ perceptions of quality of life before and during the pandemic. This nationwide cross-sectional research aimed to evaluate Brazilian dietitians’ quality of life before and in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, using a previously validated self-administered instrument WHO-QOL-BREF in Brazilian-Portuguese. The questionnaire was composed of 26 items (four domains) to evaluate life quality (physical, psychological, social relationship, and environment). The questionnaire also presented some sociodemographic variables and three questions about the COVID-19 pandemic. It was applied using GoogleForms® platform (Google LLC, Mountain View, CA, USA). For the statistical analysis of data, Paired T-test, Chi-squared test, and Analysis of Variance were used. A total of 1290 Brazilian dietitians replied to the instrument. Comparing quality of life (QoL) before SARS-COV-2 (3.83 ± 0.59) and during the pandemic (3.36 ± 0.66), data was statistically different. Comparing prior and in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, all variables and domains presented statistical differences (better before the pandemic period). Among Brazilian dietitians, the psychological health domain was the most affected. The Sars-Cov-2 pandemic negatively impacted the QoL of Brazilian dietitians since health professionals face changes in their lives because of work.
Description: This paper is an extended version of our conference paper published in Proceedings of the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Environmental Research and Public Health—Public Health Issues in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Online, 11–25 January 2021.
Licença:: Copyright: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/ 4.0/).
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052712
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