Health Status and Lifestyle of the Mentally and Physically Disabled

Joanna Dębicka , Edyta Mazurek , Katarzyna Szalonka


Purpose: The aim of the article is to identify differences and similarities in the lifestyles of people with physical and mental disabilities and to determine the degree and direction of interdependence between lifestyle and self-assessed health status of people with disabilities. Design/Methodology/Approach: We obtained data using the F2F questionnaire technique, using the own survey. We used statistical methods based on analysis of the differentiation and similarity of structures and tests likelihood ratio, chi-square and asymmetric lambda coefficients to study interdependencies between variables. After identifying the variables that influence the likelihood of a positive self-assessment of health, we use logistic regression. Findings: The results obtained indicate the information about how disabled people spend their free time, whether they play a sport, and their views on the opportunity to get a job at high position helps predict the health status of a disabled person. Practical implications: The health condition of disabled people doesn’t depend on the type of disability. Factors that determine their health condition concern sports, work, and the form of spending free time. That the type of disability has a statistically significant impact on factors related to education, work, and cultural and social activity. It is easier to predict the state of health of a disabled person based on these factors than the reverse. Originality/Value: Lifestyle is important for self-assessment of health. The general lifestyle questionnaire proposed by Lopez-Fontana et al. (2020) should be complemented with attitude toward work, way of spending leisure time, interpersonal relationship.
Author Joanna Dębicka (E&F / DoS)
Joanna Dębicka,,
- Department of Statistics
, Edyta Mazurek (E&F / DoS)
Edyta Mazurek,,
- Department of Statistics
, Katarzyna Szalonka - University of Wrocław (UWr)
Katarzyna Szalonka,,
Journal seriesEuropean Research Studies Journal, ISSN 1108-2976, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.55
Keywords in EnglishHealth status, lifestyle, mental disability, physical disability, logistic regression
ASJC Classification1400 General Business, Management and Accounting; 2000 General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
Referenced project[17] Program doskonałości naukowo - badawczej INTEREKON . . Project leader at WUEB: Ewa Stańczyk-Hugiet, , start date 01-01-2019, end date 31-12-2022, in run
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)100
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 2.169
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UwagaThe project is financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland under the programme "Regional Initiative of Excellence" 2019 - 2022 project number 015/RID/2018/19 total funding amount 10 721 040,00 PLN.
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