Quality of life of Brazilian immigrant women living in Portugal

<p></p><p>ABSTRACT This article aims to evaluates the Quality of Life (QoL) of Brazilian women living in Portugal. The 'Medical Outcomes Study: 36-Item Short Form Survey' (SF-36) and a sociodemographic questionnaire were applied to the sample of 682 Brazilian women over 18 years old. The average values for the predictors of QoL were higher for the dimension 'functional capacity'; whereas 'emotional aspects', 'mental health', and 'vitality' showed lower values. It was found that the processes of migration and QoL constitute an agenda of continuous research for health promotion in the hosting country.</p><p></p>