Determinants of Quality of Life, Depending on the Presence or Absence of Asthma in Adults, Based on the 6th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

제6기 국민건강영양조사 자료에 기초한 성인의 천식 유무에 따른 삶의 질 영향요인

  • 조은희 (군산간호대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 이수진 (전북과학대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2019.05.24
  • Accepted : 2019.09.24
  • Published : 2019.09.30


Objectives: This study examined the determinants of quality of life, depending on the presence or absence of asthma in adults, based on secondary wave data. Methods: Among the 21,724 people participating in the 6th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey as it was conducted from the first to third period, 495 participants who were aged 19 or older and responded to the question of the presence or absence of asthma were included in the final analysis. Demographic characteristics were examined using the SPSS/WIN 23.0 software tool for analysis of complex sample survey data. Health-related characteristics were presented using descriptive and multivariate analysis of data. Rao_Scott ${\chi}^2$ was used for the analysis of differences in quality of life, and multiple regression analysis of complex sample survey data was used to analyze factors affecting quality of life. Results: The variable factors negatively influencing quality of life were aging, cognition of their ill health, and limited activities. Conclusions: Based on the analysis, the study suggests that practical and ongoing nursing intervention proposals to improve the quality of life of asthmatic patients should be implemented not only for physical limitations and aging but also for psychological factors that reflect subjective health statuses.


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