J Agric Med Community Health.  2012 Sep;37(3):156-166.

Relationship between Low Back Pain and Health-Related Quality of Life among Some Elderly

  • 1Department of Health Science, Graduate School of Chosun University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Preventive Medicine, Medical School, Chosun University, Korea. jpark@Chosun.ac.kr


This study aimed to identify the relationship among health-related quality of life of the Cheon-nam region elderly with low back pain.
Data were obtained from cross-sectional surveys conducted as a part of the Community Health Survey 2008. The final analysis included data from 7,003 of the 7,070 elderly participants (aged over 65 years), as 67 responses were excluded since they were inaccurate. Data were analyzed with SPSS for Windows (ver. 19.0), using a chi2-test, a t-test, an ANOVA, and multiple liner regression. The significance threshold was set as p<0.05.
Factors related to the health-related quality of life of the elderly were low back pain, age, education level, occupation, subjective health status, subjective stress, drinking status, number of chronic diseases, and sleep duration. Further, health-related quality of life was significantly lower in elderly adults with low back pain.
In order to improve health-related quality of life of the elderly and the development of the program for the management of low back pain will be needed to determine, it is considered necessary to study more to follow through the various analysis of in the elderly and health-related quality of life.


Elderly; Low back pain; Health-related quality of life
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