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Original Article Analysis of Levels of Health-related Quality of Life and Its Related Factors of Traditional Market Merchants
Keung-Mi Shin, Young-Sil Bae
Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing 2019;30(4):437-448.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2019.30.4.437
Published online: December 31, 2019
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Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Choonhae College of Health Sciences, Ulsan, Korea

*Corresponding email:  youngsilb@ch.ac.kr

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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify levels of health-related quality of life (EQ-5D) and its related factors among merchants in traditional markets.
METHODS
A cross-sectional design was used. Data were collected through questionnaires and physical examination on blood pressure, blood glucose, total cholesterol and BMI between February 12 and April 13, 2018. The participants were 175 merchants from two traditional markets in U. Metropolitan city. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA and multiple regression analysis using the SPSS/WIN 22.0 program.
RESULTS
Levels of health-related EQ-5D were significantly different according to demographic characteristics, smoking status, exercise, total cholesterol, BMI, subjective health status, stress, and depression. The EQ-5D related factors were variables that had significant influence on subjective health status (β=.30, p < .001), gender (β=.27, p < .001), BMI (β=−.16, p=.012), depression (β=−.17, p=.010), and working period (β=−.15, p=.021). They explained 27.2% of the total variance of health-related quality of life (F=13.91, p < .001).
CONCLUSION
The findings of this study indicated that disease prevention and health management is essential for merchants who work in traditional markets to promote their health-related quality of life. For better merchants outcome, the intervention program should consider factors that are subjective health status, gender, BMI, depression, and working period in order to improve levels of EQ-5D.


J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2019 Dec;30(4):437-448. Korean.
Published online Dec 31, 2019.  https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2019.30.4.437
© 2019 Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
Analysis of Levels of Health-related Quality of Life and Its Related Factors of Traditional Market Merchants
Keung-Mi Shin and Young-Sil Bae
Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Choonhae College of Health Sciences, Ulsan, Korea.

Corresponding author: Bae, Young-Sil. Department of Nursing, Choonhae College of Health Sciences, 9, Daehak-gil, Ungchon-myeon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan 44965, Korea. Tel: +82-52-270-0173, Fax: +82-52-270-0189, Email: youngsilb@ch.ac.kr
Received February 20, 2019; Revised August 25, 2019; Accepted October 15, 2019.

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to identify levels of health-related quality of life (EQ-5D) and its related factors among merchants in traditional markets.

Methods

A cross-sectional design was used. Data were collected through questionnaires and physical examination on blood pressure, blood glucose, total cholesterol and BMI between February 12 and April 13, 2018. The participants were 175 merchants from two traditional markets in U. Metropolitan city. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA and multiple regression analysis using the SPSS/WIN 22.0 program.

Results

Levels of health-related EQ-5D were significantly different according to demographic characteristics, smoking status, exercise, total cholesterol, BMI, subjective health status, stress, and depression. The EQ-5D related factors were variables that had significant influence on subjective health status (β=.30, p<.001), gender (β=.27, p<.001), BMI (β=−.16, p=.012), depression (β=−.17, p=.010), and working period (β=−.15, p=.021). They explained 27.2% of the total variance of health-related quality of life (F=13.91, p<.001).

Conclusion

The findings of this study indicated that disease prevention and health management is essential for merchants who work in traditional markets to promote their health-related quality of life. For better merchants outcome, the intervention program should consider factors that are subjective health status, gender, BMI, depression, and working period in order to improve levels of EQ-5D.

Keywords:
Health; Quality of life; Depression

Tables


Table 1
Distribution of Health-related EQ-5D Levels according to Demographic Characteristics (N=175)
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Table 2
Distribution of Health-related EQ-5D Levels according to Health Behaviors (N=175)
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Table 3
Distribution of Health-related EQ-5D Levels according to Health Status (N=175)
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Table 4
Correlations of Related Variables with Health-related EQ-5D (N=175)
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Table 5
Factors Influencing Health-related EQ-5D (N=175)
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