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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2002;26(5):615-625.
Quality of Life and Life Satisfaction of the Registered Disabled Persons in Uiwang City.
Rah, Ueon Woo , Kim, Kyong Mi , Lee, Il Yung , Shim, Dae Seop , Rhie, Kyong Seok , Im, In Dong , Ko, Yung Deug
1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ajou University School of Medicine, Korea. i-agada@hanmail.net
2Public Health Center of Uiwang City, Korea.
의왕시 거주 재가 등록 장애인의 삶의 질과 만족도
나은우, 김경미, 이일영, 심대섭, 이경석, 임인동1, 고영득1
아주대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실, 1의왕시 보건소

The purposes of this study were to investigate the factors influencing life satisfaction and quality of life (QOL) of the disabled persons and to help the planning and evaluation of Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR).

Data were collected through personal interviews of 503 registrated disabled persons in Uiwang City. Demographic variables and scores of modified Barthel index (MBI), modified Lambeth disability screening questionnaire (MLDSQ), Craig handicap assessment and reporting technique (CHART) and life domain satisfaction measure (LDSM) were obtained.

The score of LDSM was 4.0⁑1.0. Life satisfaction was related to the age, sex, employment status, severity of disability, educational level, housing and residence, level of instrumental activities of daily living and social integration. MLDSQ score was the most strong predictor of life satisfaction (p=0.00) followed by social integration (p=0.001) and total CHART scores (p=0.017). And the factors influencing the handicap were monthly income, severity of disability, employment, level of education and age.

Based on our study, we suggest that the CBR program of Uiwang City need to focus on improving functional ability and social skill of disabled individual and housing, and also promoting their vocational and educational status. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2002; 26: 615-625)

Key Words: Life satisfaction, Quality of life, Disability, Handicap, Community based rehabilitation


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