Health-related quality of life and mental health in the medium-term aftermath of the Prestige oil spill in Galiza (Spain): a cross-sectional study

@article{Carrasco2007HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life and mental health in the medium-term aftermath of the Prestige oil spill in Galiza (Spain): a cross-sectional study},
  author={Jos{\'e} Miguel Carrasco and Beatriz P{\'e}rez-G{\'o}mez and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Garc{\'i}a-Mendiz{\'a}bal and Virginia Lope and Nuria Aragon{\'e}s and Maria Jo{\~a}o Forjaz and Pilar Guallar-Castill{\'o}n and Gonzalo L{\'o}pez-Abente and Fernando Rodr{\'i}guez-Artalejo and Marina Poll{\'a}n},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={245 - 245}
}
BACKGROUND In 2002 the oil-tanker Prestige sank off the Galician coast. This study analyzes the effect of this accident on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and mental health in the affected population. METHODS Using random sampling stratified by age and sex, 2700 residents were selected from 7 coastal and 7 inland Galician towns. Two exposure criteria were considered: a) residential exposure, i.e., coast versus interior; and b) individual exposure-unaffected, slightly affected, or… CONTINUE READING

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