Health-related Quality of Life and Mental Health of Elderly by Occupational Status.
|Abstract||This study aimed to identify the association between health-related quality of life and mental health by elderly Koreans' occupational status.|
Association between serum vitamin D status and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in an older Korean population with radiographic knee osteoarthritis: data from the Korean national health and nutrition examination survey (2010-2011).
|Journal Title||iranian journal of public health|
|Publication Year Start||2017-01-01|
PMID- 28894703 OWN - NLM STAT- In-Data-Review DA - 20170912 LR - 20170914 IS - 2251-6085 (Print) IS - 2251-6085 (Linking) VI - 46 IP - 8 DP - 2017 Aug TI - Health-related Quality of Life and Mental Health of Elderly by Occupational Status. PG - 1028-1037 AB - BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify the association between health-related quality of life and mental health by elderly Koreans' occupational status. METHODS: This descriptive cross-sectional study consisted of a secondary analysis of data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey V-3 (2012). The sample comprised 1431 people aged 65 yr and older. RESULTS: Compared to participants employed, those not showed lower HRQOL. Occupational status significantly affected all of the EuroQoL-5 Dimensions (EQ-5D): mobility, self-care, usual activity, pain/discomfort, and anxiety/depression. Unemployed participants had more suicidal ideation. Among employed elderly persons, significant differences were found between manual and non-manual workers in the EQ-5D index and EQ-5D for mobility and pain/discomfort. Manual workers experienced more depression and suicidal ideation than did non-manual workers. CONCLUSION: The occupational status of elderly individuals accounts for differences in their quality of life and mental health status. Therefore, additional jobs should be created for the elderly in order to improve their quality of life and mental health. FAU - Kwak, Yeunhee AU - Kwak Y AD - Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. FAU - Kim, Yoonjung AU - Kim Y AD - Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. LA - eng PT - Journal Article PL - Iran TA - Iran J Public Health JT - Iranian journal of public health JID - 7505531 PMC - PMC5575381 OTO - NOTNLM OT - Aged OT - Employment OT - Mental health OT - Quality of life COI - Conflict of Interests The author has no conflicts of interest to declare. EDAT- 2017/09/13 06:00 MHDA- 2017/09/13 06:00 CRDT- 2017/09/13 06:00 PST - ppublish SO - Iran J Public Health. 2017 Aug;46(8):1028-1037.