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Quality of Life Research Institute (IRQV)

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The IRQV views quality of life from two perspectives, the first linked to well-being and the second to health. Quality of life related to well-being is understood as a function of the material environment and the psychosocial environment. To this effect, the proposal is to further knowledge of both the material conditions and the perceptions, evaluations and aspirations of the people that accompany their personal and social "well-being". It may be useful to use this insight as it relates to all the citizens of a particular region, or to different specific groups that belong to it.

When "health" is mainly approached and linked to the biopsychosocial model and the main focus is disease prevention and health promotion, as well as boosting the quality of life of those with chronic illness. Likewise, the first perspective looks at the subjective dimension of quality of life, in other words how people perceive and report it, regardless of how their physical state of health is assessed using objective methods. The research therefore includes analysis of emotional variables as priority aspects, mainly anxiety and depression.

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