Korean J Rehabil Nurs.  2012 Dec;15(2):73-82.

Factors Affecting the Mental Health related Quality of Life in Adults across the Lifespan

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  • 1College of Nursing, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea. msk533@naver.com

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify the influencing factors on mental health related quality of life (MHRQoL) in adults across the lifespan.
METHODS
A total of 688 Korean adults aged 19 years and older were selected. Data were collected by personal interviews or self report using structured questionnaires. For data analysis, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients and Stepwise multiple regression were used.
RESULTS
Mental health related quality of life (MHRQoL) differed significantly according to life cycle, especially showing a lower score in the elderly than others. In addition, elderly adulthood reported the highest stress and depression. The most significant predictors of MHRQoL in young and middle aged people were stress, depression, and subjective health status. Predictors of MHQoL in the elderly were stress and religion.
CONCLUSION
The results indicate that MHRQoL of adult is associated with stress and depression. When the programs are developed to enhance mental health in elderly adulthood, religion should be considered as well as stress.

Keyword

Stress; Depression; Quality of life

MeSH Terms

Adult
Aged
Depression
Humans
Life Cycle Stages
Mental Health
Middle Aged
Quality of Life
Surveys and Questionnaires
Self Report
Statistics as Topic
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