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Health-related quality of life and long-term care needs among elderly individuals living alone: a cross-sectional study in rural areas of Shaanxi Province, China

Ning Liu1, Lingxia Zeng2, Zhe Li3 and Jue Wang1*

Author Affiliations

1 The Key Laboratory of Biomedical Information Engineering of Ministry of Education, and Research Center of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Life Science and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University; National Engineering Research Center of Health Care and Medical Devices; Xi’an Jiaotong University Branch, Xi’an, , 710049, P.R. China

2 Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, 710061, P.R. China

3 Shaanxi Branch of China Telecom, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, 710065, P.R. China

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BMC Public Health 2013, 13:313  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-313

Published: 8 April 2013

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Subjects’ sociodemographic characteristics and chronic diseases.

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The Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey.

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Long-term care needs among elderly living alone.

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