Research of Health-Related Quality of Life

  • Yunming Li
  • Jun Tang
  • Changsheng Chen
  • Qianzhen Hua
  • Jianwen Gu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 205)


The aim of this study is to explore the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among older nursing home residents in China and compare it with urban community elderly people. The respondents provided demographic information and assessments of HRQOL were taken of the SF-36 Health Survey. The mean SF-36 scale scores differed markedly between the nursing home residents and urban community elderly people, with the nursing home residents generally scoring lower. Compared with urban community elderly people, nursing home residents have lower HRQOL.


Aged Health-related quality of life SF-36 Nursing home Chinese 



Funding Science and Technology Research and Development Projects of Shaanxi Province (2007K15-03(1), 2008K04-02).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yunming Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jun Tang
    • 3
  • Changsheng Chen
    • 2
  • Qianzhen Hua
    • 4
  • Jianwen Gu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryGeneral Hospital of People’s Liberation Army Chengdu Military RegionChengduChina
  2. 2.Department of Health StatisticsThe Fourth Military Medical UniversityXi’anChina
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiologySchool of Stomatology, The Fourth Military Medical UniversityXi’anChina
  4. 4.Department of NursingThe Fourth Military Medical UniversityXi’anChina

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