J Korean Acad Adult Nurs.  1998 Aug;10(2):259-267.

The Relationships among Quality of Life, ADL, Depression and Self-Efficacy in people with Chronic Arthritis

Abstract

This study was conducted to identify the relationships among quality of life, ADL, depression and self-efficacy in people with chronic arthritis. Firth two patients with chronic arthritis participated in this study. The data were collected from 5th Jan. To 15th Oct., 1997. SPSS program was utilized for data with mean, standard deviation, pearson's correlation coefficient. The results of this study were as follows ; 1. The mean score of quality of life was 5.47, representing moderate degree of quality of life. The mean scores were 2.54 for ADL, 2.06 for depression and 61.69 for self-efficacy. 2. Significant correlations between quality of life and ADL, self-efficacy, and depression were found. quality of life was positively related to ADL and self-efficacy, while negative correlation was shown between quality of life and depression. 3. When correlated with demographic characteristics, quality of life was significantly negatively related to duration of illness. The study results suggested that nursing intervention such as, self-help education improving self-efficacy would be useful for patients who are depressed and have limited ADL.

Keyword

Chronic Arthritis; Quality of life; ADL; Depression; Self-Efficacy

MeSH Terms

Activities of Daily Living*
Arthritis*
Depression*
Education
Humans
Nursing
Quality of Life*
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