Factors Influencing Quality of Life among Cancer Survivors: Using KNHANES 2010-2014

암 생존자의 삶의 질에 영향을 미치는 요인: 2010-2014 국민건강영양조사 자료 활용

  • 강숙정 (이화여자대학교 간호대학 간호학부)
  • Received : 2016.07.18
  • Accepted : 2016.08.10
  • Published : 2016.09.28


The purpose of this study was to explore factors influencing quality of life among cancer survivors in order to identify strategies for cancer survivors to go back to normal life and carry on stable and high quality life. This study used Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey(2010-2014), conducted by Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(KCDC). The sample of this study was 610 cancer survivors and their average time since diagnosis was about 11 years. The most powerful influencing factors for quality of life among cancer survivors were activity limitation(${\beta}$=.30, p<.001), followed by age(${\beta}$=-.20, p<.001), subjective health status(${\beta}$ =-.19, p<.001), and economic status(${\beta}$=.12, p=.004). According to the result, limitation on daily activities or social activities due to physical or mental debilitation was a strong factor that lowers quality of life among cancer survivors. Hence, there is a need for manpower and infrastructure that facilitates, supports, and manage daily activities of cancer survivors.


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