J Korean Acad Adult Nurs.  2008 Oct;20(5):791-803.

Migrant Workers' Quality of Life Related to Health

  • 1Department of Nursing, Hallym University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Chungju National University, Korea.
  • 3Department of Nursing, Seoul Women's College of Nursing, Korea.
  • 4Department of Nursing, Sungshin Women's University, Korea.
  • 5Department of Nursing, Shinheung College, Korea. yjleern@yahoo.com


PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to collect basic data in the quality of life related to health in migrant workers.
Data from 133 migrant workers was collected from August to December 2007 using a questionnaire from two free clinics located in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do. The data was scored by mean and standard deviation. Differences were evaluated according to the subjects' general characteristics by the t-test and the ANOVA test. The relationships in the quality of life related to health between the 9 sub-scales were evaluated by the Pearson's correlation coefficient.
1) Total average score of migrant workers' quality of life related to overall health is 61.09 +/- 13.68. The score of the quality of life related to physical health is 64.39 +/- 15.21 and the quality of life related to mental health is 57.80 +/- 16.18. 2) With respect to the general characteristics of subjects, the quality of life related to health was significantly different in age(F=3.852, p=.013), especially in physical health(F=6.868, p=.000). 3) The relationship between physical health and mental health was significant(r=.663, p=.000).
Program development to improve quality of life related to health for migrant workers is needed.


Migrant; Health; Quality of life

MeSH Terms

Mental Health
Program Development
Quality of Life
Transients and Migrants
Surveys and Questionnaires
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