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Journal of Korean Academy of Child Health Nursing 2006;12(3):295-303.
Resilience and Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with Chronic Illness.
Yeong Hee Shin, Mi Kyung Sim, Tae Im Kim
1College of Nursing, Keimyung University, 194 Dongsan-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu, 700-712, Korea. yshin@kmu.ac.kr
2Department of Nursing, Shinsung College, Korea.
3Department of Nursing, Daejeon University, Korea.

The purpose of this study was to describe the relationship between resilience and health-related quality of life and to identify the effect of resilience on health-related quality of life in children with chronic illness. Method: The participants in this study were 71 children who were seen at one of 3 hospitals, either in outpatient clinics or as admitted patients. The data were collected from March to October, 2005 and descriptive statistics, t-test or ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient and stepwise multiple regression were used to analyze the data. Result: Health-related quality of life was slightly low with a mean score of 2.85 (range 1-5). Health-related quality of life was significantly different according to age. There was a significant correlation between resilience and health-related quality of life. Resilience was a predictor of health-related quality of life and accounted for 45% of the variance. Conclusions: Resilience was shown to influence health-related quality of life of children with chronic illness. These findings suggest that the interventions to enhance resilience would be effective for the improvement of health-related quality of life.
Key words: Resilience; Health-related quality of life
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