Factors Influencing Quality of Life of Elders in Urban Regions

일 도시지역 노인의 삶의 질 영향요인

  • 김은하 (부산 가톨릭대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 권영채 (가야대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2013.02.13
  • Accepted : 2013.07.20
  • Published : 2013.07.28


The purpose of this study is to investigate the Expected factors on the quality of life and its degree of elders in urban regions. Survey was conducted among 300 elders age of over 65, who attended four schools for elders at Busan metropolitan city in the month of October 2 to October 25, 2012 and data were collected 245 samples. Data analysed by using correlation analysis and multi-regression analysis to recognize the degree of the quality of life of elders and the result showed the expected factors on the quality of life and its major were as follows: First, average score of the quality of life of urban elders was 3.17 (5 scores of scale) and it indicated the medium result; Second, between sub-areas of the quality of life of subjects, significant positive relation was shown among every area excluding depression area;Third, the factors mostly influencing on the quality of life are mental health, social relation, and physical relation in order and it showed a significant level (p<0.001). The study revealed the symptoms of depression which reltaed to mental health, it indicated as a major factor to the quality of life, this study suggest there is requirement of nursing intervention and the application of health program to reduce the depression.


Depression;Elders;Quality of life;Urban regions