AIM of the consortium: study the association between lifestyle factors and subjective well-being, in Mediterranean (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece and Cyprus) and non-Mediterranean regions (Bulgaria, Republic of Northen Macedonia).
Main lifestyle factors included: food habits, adhesion to Mediterranean diet, physical activity, sleep, socialization, nature.
A 9-item index to assess subjective well-being was developed and validated. This index includes:
a negative dimension: feelings of stress, worry, depression, and being unable to cope with everything
a positive dimension: meaning of life, global life satisfaction, feeling energetic, efficient and happy
Read more about the results obtained in the interview published in the CIEQV newsletter here