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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2015;19(1):71-81.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2015.19.1.71    Published online January 31, 2015.
Factors Affecting the Quality of Life of Parents who have Children with Diabetes
박봉경1, 이수진1, 김희정1, 이경아1, 박나영1, 유재호2, 주현옥3
1동아대학교병원 간호부
2동아대학교 소아청소년과학교실
3동아대학교 간호학과
당뇨아동 부모의 삶의 질에 영향을 미치는 요인
박봉경1, 이수진1, 김희정1, 이경아1, 박나영1, 유재호2, 주현옥3
1동아대학교병원 간호부
2동아대학교 소아청소년과학교실
3동아대학교 간호학과
Abstract
Purpose
This study attempts to examine the quality of life, sense of burden and the level ofdepression of the parents who have children with diabetes, clarify factors affecting the quality oflife of those parents, and assist them in improving quality of life.
Methods
108 parents having diabetic children aged 18 years or below, who are visiting theDiabetic Clinic, D University Medical Center in B City, were sampled for the current study. Thedata collected were analyzed by means of frequency, percentage, average, standard deviation, ttest,ANOVA, Pearson's correlation and stepwise multiple regression with the aid of SAS 9.2 andIBM/SPSS 21.0.
Results
The worst part of caring for the children was found to be dietary therapy. The qualityof life of the parents registered 3.31 points on a 5-point scale, sense of burden pointed to 2.48on a 5-point scale. Approximately 33.3%of the parents were in a mild depressive state and 12%were experiencing moderate depression. The factors that affected the quality of life of the parentswith diabetic children included depression, sense of burden, income and the level of education.
Conclusion
The nurses in charge of caring for children with diabetes need to develop a nursingintervention program required in the assessment and management of their emotional aspects atthe early stage by paying attention to the parents who have children with diabetes.
Key Words: quality of life, parent, depression, diabetes


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