BSRS-5 (5-item Brief Symptom Rating Scale) scores affect every aspect of quality of life measured by WHOQOL-BREF in healthy workers

I. Cheng Lu, Mei Chu Yen Jean, Sio Meng Lei, Hsiang Huo Cheng, Jung-Der Wang

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Purpose: This study aims to evaluate and quantify the possible effect of psychological symptoms on healthy workers' quality of life (QOL). Methods: The workers were recruited from a factory in south Taiwan. We assessed their psychological symptoms with a 5-item brief symptom rating scale (BSRS-5) and measured the QOL using the Taiwanese version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL)- BREF. Multiple linear regression analysis was conducted to explore the association between the two tools after control of confounding by other predictors. Results: A total of 1,080 workers, who attended a physical examination, completed questionnaires and informed consent forms. Scores on the BSRS-5 significantly predicted scores in each domain and items of the WHOQOL-BREF. The magnitude of psychological domain score seemed to be affected the most; every 1 point increase in BSRS-5 was associated with a 0.39 raw score (equivalent to 2.44 percentile) decrease in QOL. The sleep facet of WHOQOL appeared to have the highest association, followed by items of negative feelings, energy, and concentration. Conclusions: The BSRS-5 score is predictive for scores of all four domains and 26 items of the Taiwanese version of the WHOQOL-BREF for regular factory workers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1469-1475
Number of pages7
JournalQuality of Life Research
Volume20
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1

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Quality of Life
Psychology
Consent Forms
Taiwan
Physical Examination
Linear Models
Sleep
Emotions
Regression Analysis

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Medicine(all)

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Lu, I. Cheng ; Yen Jean, Mei Chu ; Lei, Sio Meng ; Cheng, Hsiang Huo ; Wang, Jung-Der. / BSRS-5 (5-item Brief Symptom Rating Scale) scores affect every aspect of quality of life measured by WHOQOL-BREF in healthy workers. In: Quality of Life Research. 2011 ; Vol. 20, No. 9. pp. 1469-1475.
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