Moderate-vigorous physical activity and health-related quality of life among Hispanic/Latino adults in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)

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Authors

  • Priscilla M. Vásquez
  • Ramon A. Durazo-Arvizu
  • David X. Marquez
  • Maria Argos
  • Melissa Lamar
  • Angela Odoms-Young
  • Donghong Wu
  • Hector M. González
  • Wassim Tarraf
  • Daniela Sotres-Alvarez
  • Denise Vidot
  • Rosenda Murillo
  • Krista M. Perreira
  • Sheila F. Castañeda
  • Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani
  • Jianwen Cai
  • Marc Gellman
  • Martha L. Daviglus

External Institution(s)

  • Department of Neurosciences
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Rush University
  • University of California at San Diego
  • Wayne State University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Miami
  • University of Houston
  • Yeshiva University

Details

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number45
JournalJournal of Patient-Reported Outcomes
Volume3
Issue number1
StatusPublished - Dec 1 2019
Peer-reviewedYes

Abstract

Background: Physical activity is a modifiable healthy behavior that has been shown to positively influence health-related quality of life. However, research examining the link between physical activity and health-related quality of life among Hispanic/Latino adults is limited and inconsistent. The purpose of this study is to assess whether accelerometer-measured moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is associated with self-reported (a) mental health-related quality of life, and (b) physical health-related quality of life among diverse Hispanic/Latino adults in the US. Methods: Cross-sectional data from 12,379 adults ages 18–74 years in 2008–2011, who participated in HCHS/SOL and had complete data were analyzed using complex survey design methods. Accelerometer data were categorized into no MVPA, low, moderate, and high MVPA. Health-related quality of life was assessed with the Short-Form 12 and we used the mental and physical component subscales where higher scores indicate better health-related quality of life. Multivariate linear regression models were used to derive adjusted means with 95% confidence intervals and linear trends. Results: We observed no significant linear trend between accelerometer-measured MVPA and mental health-related quality of life (ptrend = 0.73). There was a significant positive association between MVPA and physical health-related quality of life (ptrend < 0.001) where higher MVPA corresponded with higher scores in physical health-related quality of life. The adjusted means were 46.67 (44.85–48.48) for no MVPA, 49.33 (49.03–49.63) for low MVPA, 50.61 (50.09–51.13) for moderate MVPA, and 51.36 (50.86–51.86) for high MVPA. Conclusions: Among diverse Hispanic/Latino adults in the US, accelerometer-measured MVPA was associated with physical health-related quality of life, but not mental health-related quality of life. Future interventions should evaluate if increases in MVPA lead to improvements in health-related quality of life.

    Research areas

  • Accelerometer, Health-related quality of life, Hispanic, Latino, Physical activity, SF-12

Citation formats

APA

Vásquez, P. M., Durazo-Arvizu, R. A., Marquez, D. X., Argos, M., Lamar, M., Odoms-Young, A., ... Daviglus, M. L. (2019). Moderate-vigorous physical activity and health-related quality of life among Hispanic/Latino adults in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes, 3(1), [45]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41687-019-0129-y

Harvard

Vásquez, PM, Durazo-Arvizu, RA, Marquez, DX, Argos, M, Lamar, M, Odoms-Young, A, Wu, D, González, HM, Tarraf, W, Sotres-Alvarez, D, Vidot, D, Murillo, R, Perreira, KM, Castañeda, SF, Mossavar-Rahmani, Y, Cai, J, Gellman, M & Daviglus, ML 2019, 'Moderate-vigorous physical activity and health-related quality of life among Hispanic/Latino adults in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)', Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes, vol. 3, no. 1, 45. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41687-019-0129-y