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The Effect of Smoking in Midlife on Health-Related Quality of Life in Old Age

The Effect of Smoking in Midlife on Health-Related Quality of Life in Old Age ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION The Effect of Smoking in Midlife on Health-Related Quality of Life in Old Age A 26-Year Prospective Study Arto Y. Strandberg, MD; Timo E. Strandberg, MD, PhD; Kaisu Pitkälä, MD, PhD; Veikko V. Salomaa, MD, PhD; Reijo S. Tilvis, MD, PhD; Tatu A. Miettinen, MD, PhD Background: Smoking shortens life expectancy by 7 to Results: Participants who had never smoked (n = 614) 10 years. However, it is unclear whether the enhanced lon- lived a mean of 10 years longer than heavy smokers (20 gevity of nonsmokers produces increased disability and de- cigarettes daily; n = 188). Among survivors in 2000 creased quality of life during these extra final years. This (n = 1131), the never-smokers had the highest (ie, best) study evaluates the long-term effect of smoking in midlife scores on all RAND 36-Item Health Survey scales. The on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in old age. differences were greatest between never-smokers and heavy smokers, ranging from 4 points on the scale of so- Methods: Prospective cohort study with a 26-year fol- cial functioning to 14 points on the physical function- low-up of 1658 white men (born 1919-1934) of similar ing scale. The physical component summary http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

The Effect of Smoking in Midlife on Health-Related Quality of Life in Old Age

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2008 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6106
eISSN
2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/archinte.168.18.1968
pmid
18852397
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Abstract

ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION The Effect of Smoking in Midlife on Health-Related Quality of Life in Old Age A 26-Year Prospective Study Arto Y. Strandberg, MD; Timo E. Strandberg, MD, PhD; Kaisu Pitkälä, MD, PhD; Veikko V. Salomaa, MD, PhD; Reijo S. Tilvis, MD, PhD; Tatu A. Miettinen, MD, PhD Background: Smoking shortens life expectancy by 7 to Results: Participants who had never smoked (n = 614) 10 years. However, it is unclear whether the enhanced lon- lived a mean of 10 years longer than heavy smokers (20 gevity of nonsmokers produces increased disability and de- cigarettes daily; n = 188). Among survivors in 2000 creased quality of life during these extra final years. This (n = 1131), the never-smokers had the highest (ie, best) study evaluates the long-term effect of smoking in midlife scores on all RAND 36-Item Health Survey scales. The on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in old age. differences were greatest between never-smokers and heavy smokers, ranging from 4 points on the scale of so- Methods: Prospective cohort study with a 26-year fol- cial functioning to 14 points on the physical function- low-up of 1658 white men (born 1919-1934) of similar ing scale. The physical component summary

Journal

JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 13, 2008

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