J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2017 May;24(2):138-145. 10.7739/kafn.2017.24.2.138.

Factors Affecting Depression in Women Patients with Osteoarthritis

  • 1Department of Nursing, Daejeon Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, Daejeon University, Daejeon, Korea. mjkwon@dju.kr


This study was conducted to determine factors affecting depression in women patients with osteoarthritis.
Raw data from the 6th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2014 was used. Data for 480 women were included. Variables related to general, physical and psychological characteristics were selected. After a sampling plan compound file was created using IBM SPSS 23.0 program, data were analyzed by giving weights.
The results of the study are as follows. 1) Depression was significantly different according to economic status, marital status, knee pain, stress and subjective health status (p<.05). 2) Factors affecting the women included marital status, knee pain, stress, and subjective health status. The explanatory power was 41.0%.
Results indicate that there is a need to give comprehensive consideration to the factors identified in this study when designing preventive interventions and management plans to alleviate depression in women with osteoarthritis.


Osteoarthritis; Women; Depression
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