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Korean Journal of Adult Nursing ((구)Journal of Korean Academy of Adult Nursing)

ISSN  1225-4886 (Print)
Published since 1989
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2005 Korean Journal of Adult Nursing ((구)Journal of Korean Academy of Adult Nursing)ALL

Page 379 ~ 388
제목 일 농촌지역 노인의 삶의 질 예측요인
Title Factors Related to Quality of Life among Rural Elderly
저자 서남숙, 정영해, 김정숙
Author Seo Nam Sook, Chung Young hae, Kim Jeong Sook
주요어 노인, 삶의 질, 만성 질환, 우울, 지각된 건강상태
Keyword Elderly, Quality of life, Chronic llness, Depression, Perceived health status
Purpose: This study was conducted to explore the degree of depression, perceived health status, chronic disease and quality of life(QOL) among rural elderly and to determine the factors related to their QOL. Method: The design of this study was a correlational study. The subjects were 423 elderly consisted of 157(37.1%) men and 266(62.9%) women dwelling in a rural area of N City. Data were collected from May to December, 2003 using a structured questionnaire. A stepwise multiple regression analysis was performed to identify the factors related to the QOL. Result: It was found that the mean score of QOL was in total with 2.15 out of 5.00 and women elderly's score was significantly lower than men(t=2.20, p=.028). Perceived health status showed statistically significant positive relationship with QOL(r=.608, p<.05), while depression(r=-.751, p<.01) and chronic illness(r=-.336, p<.01) showed statistically significant negative relationship. Depression was found to have the highest correlation with QOL among the subjects. Depression score explained QOL at the most, accounting for 36.8% of the variability, followed by perceived health(8.2%) and the number of chronic illness(.7%). Other factors related to the QOL were economic status and absence of spouse. Conclusion: In order to increase the QOL of rural elderly, it is necessary to decrease the depression, to increase their perceived health status and to decrease the number of chronic illness. We suggest the implementation of a program not only to promote physical health status and self-care ability but to take care of mental health for the rural elderly.
Page Title Author
349~357 The Effects of Foot Reflexologic Massage on Blood Pressure and Sleep of the Elderly With Essential Hypertension Han Song-Hee, Lee Young-Hee
358~367 Effects of Group Reminiscence with Mugwort Fragrance Inhalation on Pain, Depression and Ego Integrity of the Elderly with Chronic Pain Kim Soo Yeoung, Kim Myung Ae
368~378 The Predictors of Subjective Well-Being among Older Adults Gong Su-Ja, Kim Hyun-Sook, Ha Mi-OK
379~388 Factors Related to Quality of Life among Rural Elderly Seo Nam Sook, Chung Young hae, Kim Jeong Sook
389~399 General Perception about the Life of Institutionalized Elderly Kim Myung-Ae, Kim Hye-Jin, Kim Young-Suk
400~410 Life Satisfaction and Depression according to Living Arrangement in Elderly Choi Yeon-Hee
411~424 Development and Evaluation of e-EBPP(Evidence-Based Practice Protocol) System for Evidence-Based Dementia Nursing Practice Park Myonghwa
425~434 Effects of Aerobic Exercise Program for Obese Elderly Women Kim In Hong
435~443 The Relationship of Fatigue, Self Efficacy, Family Support and Sleep Factor in Hemodialysis Patients Choi Eun Young, Lee Hyang Yeon
444~451 Effects of Internet Diabetic Education on Blood Glucose in Hyperglycemic Patients Kim Hee-Seung
452~463 Analyses of the Studies on Cardiovascular Disease-Specific Quality of Life Reported in Korea Lee Eun-Hyun, Tak Seung Jai, Song Yeoungsuk
464~473 Comparison of Predict Mortality Scoring Systems for Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage Patients Bock-Hui Youn, Eun-Kyung Kim
474~483 Perceived Benefits and Barriers According to the Stage of Mammography Adoption in Adult Women Hur Hea Kung, Song Hee-Young
484~492 Effect of Providing Information on Anxiety, Knowledge and Compliance of Patients with a Permanent Pacemaker Lee Sun Kyung, Yoo Yang Sook
493~502 The Effects of Foot Reflexology Massage on Sleep and Fatigue of Elderly Women Jin Su Jin, Kim Yeong Kyeong