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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to understand the variations in the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of older adults according to age differences and to help plan health programs for this group based on age.
Method: A cross-sectional design was used. A total of 1,666 older adults drawn from the non-institutionalized civilian population in South Korea were surveyed using a written questionnaire and an interview that incorporated the EQ-5D-3L. The study was conducted between 2010 and 2012. The data were analyzed using linear regression analysis of complex sampling design.
Results: Scores of EQ-5D-3L differed according to each age group. Mobility, self-care and usual activities domains of the EQ-5D-3L and EQ- 5D VAS had significant differences among the age groups.
Conclusion: The HRQoL showed differences according to age in older populations. Healthcare providers must consider the differences in HRQoL based on age when planning healthcare programs.
Aged, Age groups, Quality of life (QoL), Aged, Age groups, Quality of life (QoL)