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Association of Acculturation Status with Longitudinal Changes in Health-Related Quality of Life—Results from a Cohort Study of Adults with Turkish Origin in Germany

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Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), 17489 Greifswald, Germany
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Institute of Medical Biometry and Epidemiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
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Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry und Epidemiology, University Hospital Essen, University Duisburg-Essen, 45122 Essen, Germany
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Institute of Global Health (HIGH), Heidelberg University Hospital, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
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Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biometry, University of Würzburg, 97070 Würzburg, Germany
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State Institute of Health, Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, 97688 Bad Kissingen, Germany
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Department of Prevention and Evaluation, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology—BIPS, 28359 Bremen, Germany
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(6), 2827; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18062827
Received: 3 February 2021 / Revised: 27 February 2021 / Accepted: 5 March 2021 / Published: 10 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Migration and Global Health)
Health-related quality of life (HRQL) among migrant populations can be associated with acculturation (i.e., the process of adopting, acquiring and adjusting to a new cultural environment). Since there is a lack of longitudinal studies, we aimed to describe HRQL changes among adults of Turkish descent living in Berlin and Essen, Germany, and their association with acculturation. Participants of a population-based study were recruited in 2012–2013 and reinvited six years later to complete a questionnaire. Acculturation was assessed at baseline using the Frankfurt acculturation scale (integration, assimilation, separation and marginalization). HRQL was assessed at baseline (SF-8) and at follow-up (SF-12) resulting in a physical (PCS) and mental (MCS) sum score. Associations with acculturation and HRQL were analyzed with linear regression models using a time-by-acculturation status interaction term. In the study 330 persons were included (65% women, mean age ± standard deviation 43.3 ± 11.8 years). Over the 6 years, MCS decreased, while PCS remained stable. While cross-sectional analyses showed associations of acculturation status with both MCS and PCS, temporal changes including the time interaction term did not reveal associations of baseline acculturation status with HRQL. When investigating HRQL in acculturation, more longitudinal studies are needed to take changes in both HRQL and acculturation status into account. View Full-Text
Keywords: health-related quality of life; HRQL; acculturation; Turkish; migrants health-related quality of life; HRQL; acculturation; Turkish; migrants
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Krist, L.; Dornquast, C.; Reinhold, T.; Becher, H.; Jöckel, K.-H.; Schmidt, B.; Schramm, S.; Icke, K.; Danquah, I.; Willich, S.N.; Keil, T.; Brand, T. Association of Acculturation Status with Longitudinal Changes in Health-Related Quality of Life—Results from a Cohort Study of Adults with Turkish Origin in Germany. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 2827. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18062827

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Krist L, Dornquast C, Reinhold T, Becher H, Jöckel K-H, Schmidt B, Schramm S, Icke K, Danquah I, Willich SN, Keil T, Brand T. Association of Acculturation Status with Longitudinal Changes in Health-Related Quality of Life—Results from a Cohort Study of Adults with Turkish Origin in Germany. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(6):2827. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18062827

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Krist, Lilian, Christina Dornquast, Thomas Reinhold, Heiko Becher, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Börge Schmidt, Sara Schramm, Katja Icke, Ina Danquah, Stefan N. Willich, Thomas Keil, and Tilman Brand. 2021. "Association of Acculturation Status with Longitudinal Changes in Health-Related Quality of Life—Results from a Cohort Study of Adults with Turkish Origin in Germany" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 6: 2827. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18062827

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