조선족 이민자의 문화적응, 사회적 관계망과 건강 관련 삶의 질의 관계

Translated title of the contribution: Acculturation, Social Network, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Korean-Chinese Immigrants

Meenhye Lee, Hyeonkyeong Lee, Sue Kim, Yeon Soo Jang

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify relationships between acculturation, social network, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among Korean-Chinese immigrants.
Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted with 147 Korean-Chinese immigrants who were residing more than 1 year in Korea. Physical and mental dimensions of HRQOL were assessed by Short Form-12 Health Survey that consisted of a physical component summary (PCS) and a mental component summary (MCS). Data were analyzed with Pearson’s correlation and multiple regression.
Results: The mean PCS score was 41.14±10.72 and the mean MCS score was 49.09±11.31 (possible range 10-70). Depression (β=-6.43) and Social network frequency (β=2.44) explained 28.4% of the variance in PCS while depression (β=-11.54) and visiting clinic/ hospital (β=-4.00) explained 34.3% of the variance in MCS. Acculturation was not significantly associated with HRQOL.
Conclusion: This study confirmed that the social network frequency influences HRQOL among Korean-Chinese Immigrants. The findings suggest that social network analysis should be considered in the process of developing health intervention strategies for Korean-Chinese immigrants.
Translated title of the contributionAcculturation, Social Network, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Korean-Chinese Immigrants
Original languageKorean
Pages (from-to)438-450
JournalJournal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
Volume24
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec

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