Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 24, Pages: 1-7
Sang-Sub Park1* and Ju-Yeong An2
1 Department of Emergency Medical Technology, Chung Cheong University, Korea; [email protected]
2 Department of Emergency Medical Technology, Sungduk University, Korea
The purpose of this study is to examine the relevance with mental health in the activity limitation and the quality of life in our country's adults. This study was based on the source data of “Korea Health Statistics 2012: Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey [KNHANES V-3]” by Ministry of Health and Welfare (MW) and Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The subjects were composed of 5515 people excluding those aged under 20, missing values, and non-respondents from the primitive data. An analytical method of this study was made by using SPSS WIN 12.0 Version. As for the quality of life, the group having some problems with walking in terms of motor ability was about 1.4 times more likely to have depressive symptoms (p<.05). The group having problems with daily activity was about 2.4 times more likely to have depressive symptoms (p<.05). The group having moderate levels of psychological anxiety/depression (approx. 5 times, p<.001) and the group having severe psychological anxiety/depression (approx. 14 times, p<.001) were more likely to be depressed. In terms of the quality of life, activity limitation may cause a problem with daily living and mental health. It is necessary to develop programs and systems to solve this problem.
Keywords: Activity Limitation, Depression, Mental Health, Quality of Life
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