Influences of Nutritional Status and Depression on Satisfaction with Life in Middle-Aged Long-Term Care Patients

중년기 장기요양 환자의 영양 상태, 우울이 삶의 만족도에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2016.11.03
  • Accepted : 2017.01.20
  • Published : 2017.01.28


This study aimed to identify influences which nutritional status and depression have on satisfaction with life on middle-aged long-term care patients. This study is a descriptive study conducted with 120 patients aged 40-65 from February 1st to March 31th, 2015 in hospital. Data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Scheff's test, Pearson's correlation coefficients, multiple regression. The average of nutrition status, depression, satisfaction of life was $15.85{\pm}3.85$, $24.70{\pm}15.85$, $3.54{\pm}1.22$ each. The findings show nutritional status(r=.281, p<.005) have correlation(+) with satisfaction of life, otherwise, nutritional status(r=.439, p<.001) and satisfaction of life(r=-.-574, p<.001) have correlation(-) with depression both. Influencing factors on satisfaction of life were subjective health(${\beta}=.387$, p=.000) and depression(${\beta}=.251$, p=.010), explained 36.0% of the variance. Therefore, management program for improving satisfaction of life is needed on middle-aged long term care patients.


Depression;Long term care;Middle age;Nutritional status;Satisfaction with Life


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