Relationship of Knowledge about Disease, Illness Attitude, and Quality of Life for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD)

만성 폐쇄성 폐질환자의 질병관련 지식, 질병태도, 삶의 질에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2017.08.07
  • Accepted : 2017.09.07
  • Published : 2017.11.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between knowledge related to disease(KRD), illness attitude, and quality of life(QOL) in relation to the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD). According to the study result, there were significant differences with regard to KRD in accordance with subjects' education, monthly income, mMRC(modified Medical Research Council) Dyspnea Scale, inhaled bronchodilator and antibiotic treatment. In addition, there were significant differences with respect to illness attitude according to monthly income and mMRC. In case of the QOL, there were significant differences in accordance with age, marital status, monthly income, inpatient status, history of hospital admission, oxygen use, comorbidity, mMRC, and inhaled steroid. It has shown that there was a significant correlation between KRD and QOL(r=-.438, p<.001), illness attitude and QOL(r=.279, p=.001). Thus, it is important to grasp monthly income and mMRC, which are correlated with the three elements in common. As per assessment about COPD patients in the clinical situation, it is necessary to develop a multi-disciplinary approach, health coaching program for improving KRD and having a positive attitude based on the low-income group with taking interest in the circumstances of mMRC as well as objective test results.


Patients with Chronic Pulmonary Disease;Illness Attitude;Knowledge;Quality of Life


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