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Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing 2012;14(2):91-98.
농촌 여성노인의 건강 관련 삶의 질에 미치는 영향요인
Factors related to Health related Quality of Life in Rural Elderly Women
Kim, Souk Young · Sohn, Shinyoung
This study was done to identify factors related to health related quality of life(HRQoL) in elderly women living in rural areas of Korea.
The participants were 926 elderly women living in rural counties in South Cholla Province. Data were analyzed using ANOVA, t-test and multiple regression with the SPSS program. Data on demographic characteristics, heath behavior, social network, self-efficacy and EQ-5D(EuroQol) were included in the study.
The mean score on the HRQoL index for the women was 0.7±0.24. The significant predictors of HRQoL were stress, self-efficacy and economic status. These factors accounted for 17% of variance in health related quality of life of elderly rural women.
The results of this study provide a basis for the development of nursing strategies to improve health related quality of life for elderly women living in rural areas and it is recommended that programs for health related quality of life for elderly rural women be planned based on results of the study.
Key words: Quality of life, Rural health, Aged, Health behavior
Key words: 삶의 질, 농촌, 노인, 건강행위
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