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Health Related Quality of Life of The Elderly in a Small and Medium-Sized City in Rural Area

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  • Lee, Hye Kyung (Dept. of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health, Kongju National University) ;
  • Lee, Grace Changkeum (Dept. of Nursing, International University of Korea) ;
  • Kim, Kyoung Su (Dept. of Nursing, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University)
  • Received : 2018.04.10
  • Accepted : 2018.06.20
  • Published : 2018.06.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the health related quality of life of the elderly of more than 65 years old in a small and medium-sized city in rural area in order to prepare the measure to promote the quality of life of the elderly in rural areas. The data were collected from Sep. 21 to Oct 30, 2015 and analyzed using spss/win 23.0. The factors influencing on health related quality of life of the sample are as follows: 1. social participation; 2. gender; 3. subjective state of health; 4. family support; 5. level of one's own medical expense. The sample's ability of explanation of those factors were 26.3%. Therefore, it is necessary to develop inclusive and persistent programs of health promotion that consider social participation, gender, subjective state of health, family support, and level of one's own medical expense for the elderly of more than 65 years old in a small and medium-sized city in rural area.

Keywords

Elderly;Health status;Chronic disease;Social participation;Health related quality of life

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