Health-related quality of life among urban and rural to urban migrant populations in Lima, Peru

Authors

  • Gianmarco Márquez-Montero Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración “Carlos Vidal Layseca”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Licenciado en Administración en Salud.
  • Christian Loret de Mola CRONICAS, Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Crónicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Mental Health Working Group, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Médico, Magíster en Epidemiología.
  • Antonio Bernabé-Ortiz Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración “Carlos Vidal Layseca”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. CRONICAS, Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Crónicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Médico, Magíster en Salud Pública.
  • Liam Smeeth CRONICAS, Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Crónicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. London, United Kingdom. Médico, Magíster y Doctor en Epidemiología
  • Robert H. Gilman CRONICAS, Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Crónicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Baltimore, MD, USA. Área de Investigación y Desarrollo, A. B. PRISMA, Lima, Perú. Médico, Especialista en Enfermedades Infecciosas.
  • J.Jaime Miranda CRONICAS, Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Crónicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. London, United Kingdom. Facultad de Medicina “Alberto Hurtado”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Médico, Magíster y Doctor en Epidemiología.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2011.281.453

Keywords:

Internal Migration, Rural-Urban Migration, Quality of Life, Peru, Developing Countries

Abstract

Objectives. To explore if there is a difference in the perception and self reported quality of life between rural-to-urban migrants and urban groups. Materials and methods. Cross-sectional study, secondary analysis of the PERU-MIGRANT study (PEru’s Rural to Urban MIGRANTs Study). WHOQOL-Brief survey’s global scores and per specific domains obtained in the survey were compared using Kruskall-Wallis’ test and assessing size effect. Results. A total of 307 subjects (62.2% migrants, 57% female, means age 47 years-old) were surveyed. Compared with the urban group, migrants reported lower quality of life both on the global scores as well as in psychological health and the living environment domains. Migrants reported a higher score on the physical health’s domain. Conclusions. The impact of rural-to-urban migration on quality of life suggests a differential effect within its specific domains.

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Published

2011-03-31

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Márquez-Montero G, Loret de Mola C, Bernabé-Ortiz A, Smeeth L, Gilman RH, Miranda J. Health-related quality of life among urban and rural to urban migrant populations in Lima, Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2011 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 25];28(1). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/453

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