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PIERONE, Juliana Martinez et al. Life quality of public parks users. Bol. psicol [online]. 2016, vol.66, n.144, pp. 99-112. ISSN 0006-5943.

The objective of this study was to describe a sample of regular visitors to a public park, evaluate their quality of life, and compare the results. Participated a random sample of 201 individuals of both genders, and three age groups: adolescents, adults, and elders. The research took place at a public park. The instruments used were the WHOQOL-Bref, and the Socioeconomic Evaluation Scale-ABIPEME, and a questionnaire for participants description. The reasons why people visit the park are its convenience, beauty, security, and cleanliness; there they listen to music, take care of their well-being, and make friends. The elders visit the park to prevent diseases or to prevent the aggravation of a disease they suffer from; adults to prevent diseases; and adolescents for the pleasure of being at the park. The results indicated that achieving a good quality of life is related not only to an individual's economic position, but also to other elements, such as a high level of education, social acquaintances and leisure hours

Keywords : Public parks; quality of life; health promotion; disease prevention.

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