Impact of Depression, Comorbid Chronic Diseases, and ADL on Health-Related Quality of Life Among Community-Dwelling Elderly People in Korea

한국의 지역사회 거주노인들에게 있어서 우울증, 만성질환, 일상생활활동이 삶의 질에 미치는 영향

  • 김명화 (우송대학교 스포츠건강관리학과)
  • Received : 2014.04.14
  • Accepted : 2014.05.02
  • Published : 2014.05.28


The purpose of study was evaluated associations among risk factors to have influence on HRQOL of community dwelling Elderly People. Total 314 community dwelling elderly persons(age:$75.80{\pm}5.64$[$mean{\pm}SD$]) who had no disease(n=81) and more than two chronic diseases (n=233) were interviewed based on the QOL questionnaires. During two months. The activities of daily living were evaluated using BI and FAI. Neuropsychological status was evaluated using GDS. Health related QOL was evaluated using the SF-36. The results emphasize the importance of preventing and controlling depression, chronic diseases, and low basic activities of daily living in order to reduce their impact on HRQOL among community dwelling elderly people.


Depression;Comorbid Chronic Diseases;ADL;HRQOL;SF-36


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