The Nexus Between Selected Factors and Quality of Life Among Older Persons with Musculoskeletal Conditions During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Path Analysis (78937)

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Tuesday, 26 March 2024 15:30
Session: Poster Session 2
Room: Orion Hall (5F)
Presentation Type: Poster Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The cross-sectional study examined the nexus between technology acceptance, fear of COVID-19, physical frailty, depressive symptoms, physical activity, and quality of life among older persons with musculoskeletal conditions during COVID-19 pandemic. With inclusion criteria, a total of 380 participants was recruited to participate in the study. Data were obtained from older persons who visited and/or received medical services at the Orthopaedic Out Patient Departments, at a university hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. The measurements included the Senior Technology Acceptance Model 14-item scale, Fear of COVID-19 scale, FRAIL scale, Patient Health Questionnaire–9, Rapid Assessment of Physical Activity, and EQ-5D-5L questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and path analysis were employed for data analysis. A significant level was set at p <; .05 Results showed that technology acceptance (β = 0.278; p<; 0.001) and frailty (β = 0.276; p<; 0.001) had significantly positive direct effects on quality of life, conversely found an association in depressive symptoms (β = -0.232; p<; 0.001). Technology acceptance showed a positive direct effect on physical activity (β = 0.489; p<; 0.001) but revealed a negative significance on fear of COVID-19 (β = -0.538; p<; 0.001). The nexus relationship between depressive symptoms and physical activity through fear of COVID-19 demonstrated a significant negative effect (β = -0.205; p<; 0.001). Evidence of the nexus between associated factors and quality of life among older persons with musculoskeletal conditions is beneficial for the healthcare team to develop interventions focusing on associated factors to promote quality of life in this population.

Inthira Roopsawang, Mahidol University, Thailand
Suparb Aree-Ue, Mahidol University, Thailand

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Krit Kobkam is a University Postgraduate Student at Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University in Thailand

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