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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2005;12(2): 231
파킨슨병 환자의 삶의 질과 가족지지 관련요인 분석
송경애1, 이광수2, 최동원3
1가톨릭대학교 간호대학
2가톨릭대학교 강남성모병원 신경과
3가톨릭대학교 대학원
An Analytical Study on Quality of Life and family Support of Patients with Parkinson's Disease
Kyeong-Yae Sohng1, Kwang-Soo Lee2, Dong-Won Choi3
1College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea
2Department of Neurology, KangNam St. Mary's Hospital. The Catholic University of Korea
3College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea
Purpose: Investigation of the quality of life (QoL), family support and associated variables in patients with Parkinson's disease.
Methods: The data were collected from 102 patients registered in the neurology department of C University Hospital. QoL was assessed using the Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39) and Family Support Scale. Modified Hoehn and Yahr (H & Y) stages were obtained from an interview and clinical examination by a neurologist. Collected data were analyzed using the SAS program.
Results: The participants' PDQ-39 average score was 34.34. The scores were significantly higher for participants who were older, who had a job and who were over 2.5 on the H & Y stage. The average for Family support scores was 41.6. Participants who had a living spouse, religion and a job scored higher than those who did not. PDQ-39 score had a positive correlation with age, job, and H & Y stage. Family support and PDQ-39 score were also positively correlated.
Conclusion: It is recommended a program involving family that improves family support and be developed and that it be varied according to different H & Y stages, in order to improve QoL.
Key words: Parkinson's disease | Quality of life | Family relations
주요어: 파킨슨병 | 삶의 질 | 가족지지