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Quality of Life and Life Satisfaction of the Registered Disabled Persons in Uiwang City

Other Title
의왕시 거주 재가 등록 장애인의 삶의 질과 만족도
Authors
나, 은우; 김, 경미; 이, 일영; 심, 대섭; 이, 경석; 임, 인동; 고, 영득
Citation
Taehan Chaehwal Ŭihakhoe chi, 26(5):615-625, 2002
Journal Title
Taehan Chaehwal Ŭihakhoe chi; The Journal of Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine; 대한재활의학회지
ISSN
1225-584X
Abstract
Objective: 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).



Method: 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),

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handicap assessment and reporting technique (CHART) and life domain satisfaction measure (LDSM) were obtained.



Results: 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.



Conclusion: 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.
Keywords
Life satisfactionQuality of lifeDisability, HandicapCommunity based rehabilitation
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