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The Relationship between Walking exercise and Quality of Life for Korean Adults

우리나라 성인의 걷기운동과 삶의 질의 관련성

  • Jang, Young-Hee (Department of Health Science, Graduate School of Chosun University) ;
  • Kim, So-Hui (Department of Health Science, Graduate School of Chosun University) ;
  • Kim, Yu-Suk (Department of Health Science, Graduate School of Chosun University) ;
  • Jung, Sun-Hee (Department of Health Science, Graduate School of Chosun University) ;
  • Park, Jong (Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Chosun University)
  • 장영희 (조선대학교 대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 김소희 (조선대학교 대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 김유숙 (조선대학교 대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 정선희 (조선대학교 대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 박종 (조선대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실)
  • Received : 2013.02.27
  • Accepted : 2013.05.20
  • Published : 2013.05.31

Abstract

The study is to observe a degree of relation between quality of life and a degree of walking exercise for adult residents of cities of Korea. From data of the 4th round 3rd-year Korea National Health and Examination Survey, 7,851 in which 3,892 were male residents and 3,959 females, were selected as subjects, excluding 723 who didn't answer at least more than one question for 5th degree of EQ-5D and physical activities. As a result, quality of life showed statistically significant relation among gender, education level, spouses, average monthly income, stress, a number of chronic diseases, health recognition and whether walking exercise undertaken. Especially one who carried out walking exercise showed higher quality of life than one who did not. This showed more significant difference of quality of life between whether the exercise was undertaken and whether it is intensified or intermediate. Therefore, in accordance with results of this study, it is necessary to develop an effective exercise program that is designed to let residents to exercise in a regular basis and to guarantee a sustainable support from government.

Keywords

Adult;Health;Walking exercise;Quality of life;Physical Activity