J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs.  2010 Mar;21(1):12-20. 10.12799/jkachn.2010.21.1.12.

The Effects of Related Factors on Health-related Quality of Life for the Frail Elderly

Affiliations
  • 1Health Insurance Policy Research Institute, National Health Insurance Corporation, Korea. yim7604@hanmail.net
  • 2Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify the predictors of health-related quality of life and to examine their effects in frail elderly.
METHODS
This was a correlation study. The subjects were 680 frail elders aged over 65 who were receiving home care from one of 253 public health centers in 16 provinces, and data were collected from the 1st to 30th of April, 2008.
RESULTS
The mean health-related quality of life in the subjects was 6.0+/-2.0. The predictors identified in this study significantly explained 41.3% of health-related quality of life. Self-rated health was the most significant predictor of health-related quality of life. ADL and depression had an effect on health-related quality of life.
CONCLUSION
Self-rated health, ADL and depression were the predictors of health-related quality of life in the frail elderly.

Keyword

Frail elderly; Quality of life
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