Andropause Symptoms, Stress, Self-esteem and Quality of Life among Middle-aged Men

중년 남성의 갱년기 증상, 스트레스, 자아존중감 및 삶의 질

  • Kim, Bo Ra (Department of Nursing, Graduate School of Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Sung, Kyung Mi (College of Nursing.Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University)
  • 김보라 (경상대학교 일반대학원 간호학과) ;
  • 성경미 (경상대학교 간호대학.건강과학연구원)
  • Received : 2018.11.08
  • Accepted : 2018.12.20
  • Published : 2018.12.28


The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship andropause symptoms, stress, self-esteem and quality of life among middle-aged men. The data were collected from Jun to August 2017. The subjects were 40 to 60 year old males residing in Y city and 198 questionnaires were analyzed. A menopausal man's quality of life was significantly different according to final education, monthly income, exercise status, the scores of quality of life was negatively correlated with those of andropause symptoms and stress, but positively correlated with those of self-esteem. The result of adding six variables that have significantly different quality of life, factors influencing quality of life are self-esteem, stress, andropause symptoms, monthly income and analysis result, explaining 52.3% of the variance. Therefor, The results of this study through repeated research in the future, it will contribute to the development and application of a nursing arbitration program to improve the quality of life for men in menopause.

본 연구는 중년 남성의 갱년기 증상, 스트레스, 자아존중감 및 삶의 질의 관계를 파악하기 위한 연구이다. 자료수집은 2017년 6월부터 8월까지 실시하였다. Y시에 거주하는 만 40~60세의 직장인을 대상으로 하였으며 198명의 설문지를 분석에 사용하였다. 갱년기 남성의 삶의 질에 차이를 보이는 일반적 특성은 최종학력, 월수입, 운동여부였고, 삶의 질은 갱년기증상, 스트레스와는 유의한 부적 상관관계를 보였으며 자아존중감과는 유의한 정적 상관관계를 나타냈다. 삶의 질에 유의한 차이를 보인 6개의 변수를 투입한 결과, 삶의 질에 영향을 미치는 요인으로 자아존중감, 스트레스, 갱년기 증상, 월수입 순으로 나타났으며, 변인들의 의한 설명력은 52.3%였다. 따라서, 본 연구의 결과들은 반복연구를 통해 향후 갱년기 남성의 삶의 질 향상을 위한 간호중재 프로그램의 개발과 적용의 기초자료를 마련하는데 기여할 것으로 사료된다.


Table 1. General Characteristics

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Table 2. Andropause Symptoms, Stress, Self-esteem and Quality of Life according to Chracteristic

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Table 3. Relationship of Andropause Symptoms, Stress, Self-esteem and Quality of Life

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Table 4. Predictors of Quality of Life

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