Quality of Life and Public Health: Assessment and Intervention

Erika da Silva Maciel (Editor)
Centro Universitário Luterano de Palmas, Curso de Educação Física. CEULP – Centro Universitário Luterano de Palmas Plano Diretor Sul – Palmas, TO – Brasil

Jaqueline Girnos Sonati (Editor)
College of Nursing (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil

Series: Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: MED078000



Volume 10

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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This book is designed to address the phenomenon of quality of life (QOL) as a central focus of public health. The complexity that involves the subject has aroused interest in various areas of knowledge, even though there is a consensus that the concept of QOL is subjective and transdisciplinary. This work has been organized following a demand that stimulates a discussion between areas, which tries to understand health and education as key factors to establish a freer and autonomous society.

Additionally, it seeks to promote QOL in the perspective of better life quality in the context of public health. Therefore, this book presents and discusses theories around the theme QOL and its different facets. Its complexity is approached by different perspectives that will enable the reader to have contact with a transdisciplinary work about one of the most relevant topics to human health. In addition, we will present models of interventions carried out in Brazil to promote health focused on improving the perception of QOL in different population groups. We believe that these experiences can greatly contribute to the formation of healthcare academicians and also to the development of similar and much-needed strategies throughout the world.
(Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1
Quality of Life Under the Perspective of Complexity
(Guanis de Barros Vilela Júnior, Gustavo Celestino Martins, Erika da Silva Maciel, Jaqueline Girnos Sonati, Roberto Vilarta, DSc. Professor at Faculty of Physical Education, University Methodist of Piracicaba (UNIMEP).Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2
Quality of Life & Physical Activity
(Dênis Marcelo Modeneze, Erika da Silva Maciel, Jaqueline Girnos Sonati, Fernando Rodrigues Peixoto Quaresma, Dsc. State University of Campinas (UNICAMP).Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3
Quality of Life and Food Consumption
(Anne Cristine Rumiato, Rosana Evangelista Poderoso, Inês Monteiro, Faculty of Nursing – University of Campinas – UNICAMP, Brazil)

Chapter 4
Quality of Life and the Impact of Changes on Sleep
(Milva Maria Figueiredo De Martino, Professor at Nursing School, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP).Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 5
Related to Stage of Change in Exercise Behavior and Quality of Life of Brazilian Administrative Workers
(Cynara Cristina Domingues Alves Pereira, Ana Lúcia Rodrigues Maretti, Dsc. State University of Campinas (UNICAMP).Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 6
Quality of Life at Work, Absenteeism and Job Satisfaction - A Case Study in Manufacturing Industry
(Telma Silva, Inês Monteiro, DSc. Nursing School, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas, São Palo, Brazil)

Chapter 7
Socio-Demographics, Lifestyle, Health and Work Aspects Related to Quality of Life among Pharmaceutical Industry Workers
(Inês Monteiro, Eloisa Petrucci Hodge, Aparecida Mari Iguti, Associate Professor. Faculty of Nursing – University of Campinas UNICAMP Brazil, and others)

Chapter 8
Perception of Pain and Quality of Life at Work of Truck Drivers in Cities of São Paulo State
(Luciane Manzatto, Guanis de Barros Vilela Junior, Antonio Jose Grande, Erika da Silva Maciel, Gustavo Celestino Martins, Tulio Brandão Xavier Rocha, Jaqueline Girnos Sonati, Faculty of Physical Education, University Methodist of Piracicaba (UNIMEP), Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 9
Quality of Life X Quantity of Life – The Right to Die with Dignity Protected by the Advanced Directives Institutes
(Bruna Sitta Deserti, Hélio Veiga Júnior, Patrícia Borba Marchetto, Roberto Brocanelli Corona and Thiago Soares Lamenha Gomes, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, State University Paulista (UNESP). Franca, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)
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Chapter 10
Quality of Life of Caregivers of People with Disabilities
(Fernando Rodrigues Peixoto Quaresma, Airton Tetelbon Stein, Erika da Silva Maciel, Fernando Adami, Nursing School, University Federal do Tocantins (UFT). Palmas, Tocantins, Brazil, and others)


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