WHOQOL-100 and public policies: assessing the quality of life of people assisted by housing policies

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https://doi.org/10.1590/S0104-12902021200324

Keywords:

Quality of Life, Public Policy, Social Housing, Mental Health, Vulnerability

Abstract

The environment is one of the social determinants of health. In Brazil, social housing, financed by housing policies, tends to be built in spaces devoid of urban infrastructure and home ownership is accompanied by uncertainties in the conduct of daily life. This work aims to investigate the use of the WHOQOL - 100 quality of life questionnaire as an instrument for analyzing the quality of life of people attended by housing policy, integrating the fields of public health and urban planning, especially with regard to housing policies. The questionnaire was applied to 101 residents of a housing complex in São José dos Campos, a large city in São Paulo. Low self-assessment scores for quality of life, environment and subjectivity were found, compared to data available in academic publications, which assess, in general, sick populations. The results allowed, in the studied housing complex, to objectively assess the relationship between environment and quality of life, subsidizing the formulation and implementation of social policies integrated with housing policies to guarantee the social rights of the target populations of housing policies.

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Beatriz Ferreira de Carvalho, Universidade do Vale do Paraíba

Universidade do Vale do Paraíba (UNIVAP). Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde (FCS). Instituto de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento. São José dos Campos, SP, Brasil.

Carla Caroline Inocêncio, Universidade do Vale do Paraíba

Universidade do Vale do Paraíba (UNIVAP). Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde (FCS). Instituto de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento. São José dos Campos, SP, Brasil.

Eduardo Benassi dos Guadagnin, Universidade do Vale do Paraíba

Universidade do Vale do Paraíba (UNIVAP). Faculdade de Educação e Artes (FEA). Instituto de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento. São José dos Campos, SP, Brasil.

Edvaldo Amorim, Universidade do Vale do Paraíba

Universidade do Vale do Paraíba (UNIVAP). Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde (FCS). Instituto de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento. São José dos Campos, SP, Brasil.

Paula Vilhena Carnevale Vianna, Universidade do Vale do Paraíba

Universidade do Vale do Paraíba (UNIVAP). Programa de Planejamento Urbano e Regional (PLUR). Universidade Anhembi Morumbi. São José dos Campos, SP, Brasil

Published

2021-06-02

How to Cite

Carvalho, B. F. de, Inocêncio, C. C., Guadagnin, E., Amorim, E., & Vianna, P. V. C. (2021). WHOQOL-100 and public policies: assessing the quality of life of people assisted by housing policies. Saúde E Sociedade, 30(2). https://doi.org/10.1590/S0104-12902021200324

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