The Impact of SWAL-QOL on Overall Quality of Life in Normal Elderly People: Focusing on Jeonbuk Province

정상노인의 삼킴관련 삶의 질(SWAL-QOL)이 노인의 전반적인 삶의 질에 미치는 영향-전북 지역을 중심으로-

  • 김세연 (우석대학교 작업치료학과)
  • Received : 2014.04.01
  • Accepted : 2014.04.30
  • Published : 2014.06.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the quality of life related to swallowing through Swallowing-Quality Of Life(SWAL-QOL) and examine the impact of SWAL-QOL on overall quality of life measured by Short-Form Health Survey(SF-36) and Geriatric Quality of Life(GQOL). For this purpose, the SWAL-QOL, SF-36 and GQOL have been conducted on 140 old people who were all over 60 years of age and physically and mentally normal. The collected data have been analyzed using a Windows SPSS 21.0 program. The results show that the SWAL-QOL are significant differences according to age(F=7.76, p<.01) and aspiration(t=-4.44, p<.01) and aspiration is ouly factor affecting the SW AL-QOL in elderly people. There are significant correlations between SF-36, GQOL and SW AL-QOL and the pearson product moment correlation coefficient is .39(p<.01) and .33(p<.01) respectively. The SWAL-QOL can predict approximately 36% and 25% of quality of life measured by SF-36 and GQOL. Therefore, this result will be able to utilize as basic data to improvement of quality of life related swallowing and overall quality of life related to health in normal elderly people.


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