Korean J Adult Nurs.  2015 Jun;27(3):314-324. 10.7475/kjan.2015.27.3.314.

Health-related Quality of Life and Its Influencing Factors according to Gender in Baby Boomers

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Kunsan National University, Gunsan, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, Research Institute of Nursing Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Nursing Science, Sun Moon University, Asan, Korea. mi3640@naver.com

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to measure health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and the related factors according to gender in baby boomers by using Korea Health Panel Data 2012.
METHODS
The Korea Health Panel Data 2012 were collected from February to August 2012 by Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs and National Health Insurance Corporation and the data of 1,802 respondents categorized as baby boomers were analyzed for this study. The data were analyzed by t-test, chi2 and multiple regression using SPSS/WIN 20.0 program.
RESULTS
For male, the influencing factors on HRQOL were economic activity and smoking. For female, the influencing factors on HRQOL were education, psychological and physical stress, unmet basic needs, and psychiatric drugs. The types of insurance, unmet medical needs, anxiety about the future, depression, and self-rated health status showed statistically significant relationships with HRQOL both for male and female.
CONCLUSION
Health care providers are suggested to consider the founded gender differences in this study when they develop interventions for HRQOL improvement for baby boomers in a community.


MeSH Terms

Anxiety
Surveys and Questionnaires
Depression
Education
Female
Health Personnel
Humans
Insurance
Korea
Male
National Health Programs
Population Growth*
Quality of Life*
Smoke
Smoking
Smoke
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