A Convergence Study on the Mediating Effects of Dental Health Determinants on Relationship between Health Practice Behaviors and Health-Related Quality of Life of the Elderly

노인의 건강실천행위가 건강관련 삶의 질에 미치는 영향에서 치아건강도의 매개효과에 관한 융합연구

Lee, Byung-Ho

  • Received : 2018.11.27
  • Accepted : 2019.02.20
  • Published : 2019.02.28


This study was to examine whether an elderly can health-related quality of life(EQ-5D) by the mediating effect of dental health determinants on the association between health practice behavior and EQ-5D. The analysis was conducted on 1,311 of above the age of 65 in elderly by using raw data from the 2015 National Health and Nutrition Survey. The data were analyzed using SPSS for windows version 24.0 and SPSS PROCESS-macro. The health practice behavior and EQ-5D by living arrangement were the highest in the one-generation family(4.62, 0.90) and the lowest the elderly living alone(4.40, 0.86). Also, analysis using the PROCESS macro indicated that the FS-T index has a mediating effect between health practice behavior and EQ-5D(${\beta}=.0011$, BCCI [.003~.0024]). These findings suggest that FS-T index is closely related to EQ-5D and this will be used as basic data for development of health promotion programs for elderly.


Health Practice Behavior;Health-Related Quality of Life;FS-T index;T-Health index;Convergence


Supported by : Youngsan University