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Health Related Quality of Life is the topic I chose for this assignment. Screening tools help detect disease in those without symptoms (Curly, 2020). The purpose of the Health Related Quality of Life program is to use surveillance and dissemination throughout the United states, by using national surveys, assessing risk factors and potential health disparities associated with individuals well-being. Quality of life can be defined as the different positive and negative aspects in life. What makes this challenging is that everyone has their own definition for quality. Self-assessments through health surveillance surveys are a useful predictors in terms of morbidity and mortality. Measuring the quality of life can help establish the presence of preventable disease and disabilities, creating insight for the future. The Healthy Days questions are asked to those who are 12 years or older. It is targeted for all all ages across the lifespan. This questionnaire is so popular that in 2003 it was added to the Medicare Healthcare outcome survey. The survey questioned individuals on how they perceived their health. The following are examples of the questions that were asked to rate their health excellent, very good, good, fair or poor. The next question asked in the last 30 days, how many days would they say their physical or mental health was not good? The survey also asked them if they had any disparities such as arthritis, chronic pain, breathing or hearing problems, diabetes, cardiac disease, depression or anxiety. How long has their health impairments impacted their activities of daily living? In the article, Health-related quality of life in young people it stressed the importance of education. Introducing topics to young individuals can facilitate learning. The education system can play their part in helping children and adolescents understand that certain behaviors, skills and knowledge can impact their health and well being. It concluded that the HRQOL scores are influenced by educational levels (Kimura et al., 2020) In another study, it reviewed the impact of HRQOL score on individuals living with type 2 diabetes. 72% rated their overall health as “good” and felt they made lifestyle changes to combat the disease (Mariya et al., 2020). I would integrate this tool in my future practice for several reasons. The main reason is that it has the capability to track trends, recognizes disparities and determinants of health based on the population. This tool is both reliable and valid because it recognized and is even being used in Italy, Sweden and Canada.
Curly Cupp, L. A. (2020). Population-based nursing: Concepts and competencies for advanced practice. (3rd ed.). Springer Publishing Company.
Kimura, T., Masuda, K., Moriwaki, K., Noto, S., Takashi, K. (2020). The relationship between preference-based health-related quality of life and lifestyle behavior: a cross-sectional study on a community sample of adults who had undergone a health check-up. Health and Quality of Life Outcome, 267 (18).
Mariya, J., Shreepad, B., Ujwal, Y. (2020.) Quality of Life of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Cross-sectional Study. Med Journal of Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, 13, pp 311 – 314.