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Factors Influencing Quality of life in Adult Cancer Patients: The Sixth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES VI-2), 2014

성인 암환자 삶의 질 영향요인 -국민건강영양조사 제6기 2차년도(2014)

  • Received : 2017.04.07
  • Accepted : 2017.05.12
  • Published : 2017.05.31

Abstract

This study was conducted to identify the factors affecting the quality of life of cancer patients based on demographic characteristics, health status, and mental health using the results of the 6th National Health and Nutrition Survey. The research tool used the demographic characteristics, health status, mental health, and quality of life of the KNHANES VI-2. Data analysis was conducted using SAS 9.3 version. There were significant differences in the quality of life in the study results by age, gender, economic activity, individual income quartile, subjective health status, mental health status, activity limitation, stress perception, and experience of depression symptoms. Factors influencing the quality of life of cancer patients included age, sex, income quintiles(individual), subjective health status, activity limitation, and experience of depression symptoms, which together explained 39.1% of the quality of life. To improve the quality of life of cancer patients, comprehensive management is required from diagnosis to treatment to return to society. It is also necessary to develop and apply long-term programs including multidimensional approaches and improvement of quality of life, early screening of cancer and cancer prevention education, management of depression symptoms, and social support.

Keywords

Cancer;Depression;Health status;Mental health;Quality of Life

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 호원대학교

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