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Factors associated with reduced quality of life in polio survivors in Korea

Title
Factors associated with reduced quality of life in polio survivors in Korea
Authors
Yang E.J.Lee S.Y.Kim K.Jung S.H.Jang S.-N.Han S.J.Kim W.-H.Lim J.-Y.
Ewha Authors
한수정
SCOPUS Author ID
한수정scopus
Issue Date
2015
Journal Title
PLoS ONE
ISSN
1932-6203JCR Link
Citation
vol. 10, no. 6
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to assess health-related quality of life in polio survivors (PS) compared with that in the general population in Korea. Polio survivors (n = 120) from outpatient clinics at two hospitals, healthy controls (HC, n = 121) and members of the general population with activity limitations (AL, n = 121) recruited through a proportional-allocation, systematic sampling strategy from the Fourth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were surveyed with self-rated health-related quality of life (Euro QoL five-dimensions). The proportion of participants who reported problems in mobility, usual activity, and symptoms of anxiety/depression were higher in the PS group compared with the HC and AL groups. There was no significant difference in the self-care dimension across the groups. Polio-specific questionnaire, pain, depression, fatigue, Modified Barthel Index (K-MBI) and Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) were assessed in the PS group. Those with post-poliomyelitis syndrome had greater problems in mobility, usual activity, and depression/anxiety. Polio survivors, especially those with more pain and fatigue symptoms, and those who did not have access to medical services had poorer health-related quality of life. These findings afford useful information for potential intervention improving quality of life in polio survivors. © 2015 Yang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
DOI
10.1371/journal.pone.0130448
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