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Depression and Its Association with Health-Related Quality of Life in Postmenopausal Women in Korea

by 1 and 2,*
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Department of International Healthcare Administration, Daegu Catholic University, Gyeongsan 38430, Korea
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College of Pharmacy, Keimyung University, Daegu Metropolitan 42601, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(11), 2327; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph15112327
Received: 28 September 2018 / Revised: 19 October 2018 / Accepted: 21 October 2018 / Published: 23 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue IJERPH: 15th Anniversary)
Menopause is associated with depressive symptoms that can significantly affect a woman’s quality of life. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between depression and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in postmenopausal women. In this cross-sectional descriptive study, participants (n = 3860) were selected from the 2013–2015 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES). The sociodemographic characteristics, medical history of depression, and EQ-5D scores of the participants were obtained from the KNHANES dataset. Age, educational level, and income were associated with HRQoL in these participants. Moreover, depression exerted a considerable influence on HRQoL in postmenopausal women. The adjusted odds ratios in participants with depression for the EQ-5D dimensions were as follows: 5.52 (95% CI = 4.04–7.55, p < 0.001) for anxiety/depression, 3.86 (95% CI = 2.78–5.36, p < 0.001) for usual activities, and 2.52 (95% CI = 1.68–3.78, p < 0.001) for self-care. Our findings suggest a strong association between depression and HRQoL. Hence, preventing the onset or exacerbation of depression may significantly improve quality of life in postmenopausal women. View Full-Text
Keywords: demographic factor; EQ-5D; health-related quality of life; depression demographic factor; EQ-5D; health-related quality of life; depression
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Park, H.; Kim, K. Depression and Its Association with Health-Related Quality of Life in Postmenopausal Women in Korea. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 2327. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph15112327

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Park H, Kim K. Depression and Its Association with Health-Related Quality of Life in Postmenopausal Women in Korea. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(11):2327. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph15112327

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Park, Hyejin, and Kisok Kim. 2018. "Depression and Its Association with Health-Related Quality of Life in Postmenopausal Women in Korea" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15, no. 11: 2327. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph15112327

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