Quality of Life in Low Income Korean Aged

Hye Ryoung Kim, Kasil Oh, Kyong Ok Oh, Sun Ock Lee, Sook Ja Lee, Jeong Ah Kim, Hoa Yun Jun, Jung Hee Kang

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the quality of life and its predictors in low income Korean aged. Methods: This was a predictive correlational study. An accessible sample from the population of people who were 65 and over and were supported by the basic livelihood security system was 1,040. Quota sampling with strata of state division in the nation was chosen. Quality of life and its predictors in the subjects were measured. Results: The mean quality of life in the subjects was 47.0±10.7. Predictors of this study significantly explained 54.3% of the total variance of quality of life. Depression was the most significant predictor of quality of life. Health problems, district, social support, leisure activity, and health behavior had effects on quality of life. Conclusion: This finding indicates that quality of life in lower income Korean aged is different from other populations by economic status. Demographics, health status and social status were predictors of quality of life in the aged with a small income.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)694-703
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Korean Academy of Nursing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Aged
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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