J Korean Soc Menopause.  2013 Aug;19(2):112-121.

A Study on Health Behavior and Quality of Life of Married Immigrant Women

  • 1Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. sarang@caumc.or.kr
  • 2Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


The aim of this study was to investigate the factor influencing the quality of life of married immigrant women in Korea.
The subjects included 169 married immigrant women from 3 cities. Data collection was conducted by using 33 questionnaires. The SPSS/WIN 18.0 program was also used. Descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, correlation analysis, stepwise multiple regression were all conducted.
The results indicated that the general influencing factors related to the quality of life of married immigrant women are age, education career, nationality, family type, menopause, exercise, salt intake and social support.
Based on the study results, nursing intervention and social - cultural, economical and social support network, including the consideration of a comprehensive approach, is needed in order to improved the quality of life.


Health behavior; Immigrant marriage women; Quality of life

MeSH Terms

Data Collection
Emigrants and Immigrants
Ethnic Groups
Health Behavior
Quality of Life
Surveys and Questionnaires


  • Fig. 1 Theoretical framework. BMI: body mass index, GH: general health, PF: physical functioning, RP: role-physical, BP: body pain, MH: mental health, SF: social functioning, RE: role emotion, VT: vitality


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