Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 1, Pages: 1-6
Department of Nursing, Jeonju University, Jeonju, Korea; [email protected]
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) using EuroQol-visual analogue scale (EQ-VAS) and EuroQol-5 dimension (EQ-5D)index by health status in the community dwelling elders with osteoarthritis. Methods: Data were extracted from the 5th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) 2011. Participants of the study included 369 elders over the age of 65 with osteoarthritis. Data was analysed by using SPSS/Win 18.0. Results: The means HRQoL using EQ-VAS and EQ-5Dindex of participants were 59.92(±22.07) and .76(±0.22), respectively. The factors affecting the EQ-VAS were perceived health status, stress, knee stiffness and suicidal ideation (R2 = 0.29). The predictors of the EQ-5Dindex were perceived health status, knee stiffness, activity limitation, low back pain, suicidal ideation and asthma (R2 = 0.44). Conclusion: The findings suggest that the health care program for the elder patients with osteoarthritis should be carefully designed by physical and emotional health status to improve HRQoL. It is necessary to use both the EQ-5Dindex and EQ-VAS to control factors affecting HRQoL.
Keywords: Elders, EQ-5Dindex, EQ-VAS, Osteoarthritis, Quality of Life
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