Korean J Women Health Nurs.  2009 Jun;15(2):99-107. 10.4069/kjwhn.2009.15.2.99.

Factors Related to the Health Related Quality of Life in Elderly Women

  • 1Department of Nursing, Catholic University of Daegu, Korea. angel6484@naver.com


PURPOSE: This study was aimed to identify the factors related to the health related quality of life (HRQoL) in elderly women.
This study used data from cross-sectional surveys conducted for the 2005 National Health and Nutrition Survey, which was performed by using a face to face interview method. Data was analyzed by ANOVA, t-test, logistic regression and multiple regression using the SPSS program. Demographic characteristics, subject health state, activity limitation, K-ADL, K-IADL, EQ-5D were included in the study instruments. RESULT: The mean HRQoL index in the subjects was 0.68 +/- 0.25. The significant predictors of the HRQoL were health status, activity limitation, activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) and income. The factors accounted for 41.0% of variance in the health related quality of life of female elderly.
These results may contribute to development of nursing strategy to improve health related quality of life. The health related quality of life program for the elderly should be planned based on results of the study.


Health; Quality of life; Aged

MeSH Terms

Activities of Daily Living
Cross-Sectional Studies
Logistic Models
Nutrition Surveys
Quality of Life

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