DOI: 10.3390/healthcare11152192 ISSN: 2227-9032

Effect of Physical Activity on Health-Related Quality of Life of Older Adults Using Newly Developed Health-Related Quality of Life Tool for the Korean Population

Jungwoon Seo, Sangyong An, Daehee Kim
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Policy
  • Leadership and Management

This study aimed to investigate the effect of physical activity on health-related quality of life. Data from the 2019 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were used. The participants were 1495 (56.7% women) older individuals older than 65 years of age. A one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and multiple regression analysis were performed to determine the effect of walking and strength exercise on the health-related quality of life using the Korean version of the health-related quality of life questionnaire called the Korean Health-Related Quality of Life Instrument with 8 Items (HINT-8). The one-way ANOVA revealed that the health-related quality of life (according to the HINT-8) differed depending on increases in walking and strength exercise. Furthermore, walking and strength exercise positively influenced the health-related quality of life according to the HINT-8. Therefore, this study showed that walking and strength exercise were associated with the health-related quality of life among older Korean individuals. This study will be helpful for future studies on the health-related quality of life of older individuals.

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