The Difference of Health Related Quality of Life According to Ankylosing Spondylitis Patient's General Characteristics

강직척추염 환자의 일반적 특성에 따른 건강관련 삶의 질 차이

  • Jang, Ae Ri (Department of nursing Songwon University) ;
  • Jang, Keum Seong (College of Nursing, Chonnam National University.Chonnam Research Institute of Nursing Science)
  • 장애리 (송원대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 장금성 (전남대학교 간호대학.간호과학연구소)
  • Received : 2016.07.13
  • Accepted : 2016.08.11
  • Published : 2016.08.31


This study was conducted to identify differences between qualities of health related to quality of life according to the general characteristics of ankylosing spondylitis patients. Overall, 275 patients who were older than 19 years, drug-maintained for over 4 weeks from Jan 13th to Feb 12th and diagnosed as ankylosing spondylitis at C university hospital participated in this study. Collected data were analyzed through descriptive statistics, t-tests, ANOVA, Scheffe's-test and multiple regression. The results of the present study revealed that Age (p=.008), Job (p<0.001), Number of comorbidity (p<0.001), Surgery for Ankylosing Spondylitis (p=0.002), Disease duration after onset symptom (p=0.010), Disease duration after diagnosis (p=0.027), Alcohol drinking (p=0.002) and Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (p=0.049) were meaningful factors to the quality of health-related life for ankylosing spondylitis patients, and multiple regression analysis showed that level of education, income, comorbidity and alcohol consumption was a significant variable. In conclusion, the results of this study indicated that, to improve quality of life, arbitration programs for improving general characteristics and considering demographic social characteristics and clinical features need to be provided. Therefore, it is expected that the results of this study would be used as actual grounds to develop integrated arbitration programs.


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