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Factors Related to the Quality of Life of Middle-aged and Senior Vulnerable Classes by Diabetes: Focusing on Oral Health and Nutritional Status

  • The Journal of Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2020, 4(2), pp.135-143
  • Publisher : The Society for Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Interdisciplinary Research
  • Received : November 23, 2020
  • Accepted : December 14, 2020
  • Published : December 31, 2020

Hyun Sa Saeng 1 Park, Seong Man 2 Jong-Hwa Jang 2

1나사렛대학교
2단국대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to identify factors related to quality of life, focusing on oral health and nutritional status of vulnerable elderly people. A total of 368 middle and high-aged people aged 45 or older were selected as subjects of the study by conducting a full survey of vulnerable residents registered in the C-City Health and Living Center. From October 10 to December 20, 2019, the quality of writing, pronunciation, nutrition, subjective health, and quality of life were measured through a visit interview using structured questionnaires. There was a significant difference in the quality of life for the subjects (P = 0.003) between diabetes (2.93) and non-diabetic (3.09). The greater the discomfort of masticatory movement and pronunciation, the lower the quality of life (r = -0.239, r = -0.241), the higher the nutritional state, the higher the quality of life (r = 0.345). For diabetes, the factors affecting quality of life were subjective health (β= 0.376, P < 0.001), masticatory movement discomfort (β= -0.277, P = 0.049), nutritional status (β= 0.252, P = 0.005), and the modified explanation of the model was 29.1%. Overall, the quality of life of diabetics was an important factor in masticatory movement discomfort and nutrition. Therefore, it is suggested that a strategy is necessary to carry out proper oral health care in diabetes care.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.