Nutritional Risk, Stress, and Health related Quality of Life among Older Women with a Foreign Daughter-in-Law

외국인 며느리를 둔 여성노인의 영양위험, 스트레스 및 건강관련 삶의 질

  • Park, Mikyung (College of Nursing, Catholic University of Daegu) ;
  • Sung, Kiwol (College of Nursing, Catholic University of Daegu)
  • 박미경 (대구가톨릭대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 성기월 (대구가톨릭대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2015.03.17
  • Accepted : 2015.07.31
  • Published : 2015.08.31


Purpose: This study addressed the relationship among nutritional risk, stress, and health related quality of life for older women with a foreign daughter-in-law. Methods: A descriptive research design was used for this study. The subjects of this study were 112 older women with a foreign daughter-in-law all of whom were over 65 years and living in D city. Personal interview was used for data collection. Nutritional risk, stress, and health related quality of life were measured using Nutrition Screening Initiative (NSI), Family Inventor of Life Events and Changes (FILE), and Medical Outcome Study (MOS) Short-form 36-Item Health Survey (SF-36), respectively. Results: Older women with a foreign daughter-in-law showed negative correlation between quality of life related health and nutritional risk, stress and age, and positive correlation between Activities of Daily Living (ADL); 46% of variance in health related quality of life of older women with a foreign daughter-in-law was explained by nutritional risk, ADL, stress and occupation. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, we suggested that specialized programs should be established to help in development of social relationship networks for older women who have a foreign daughter-in-law.


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