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Audiology 2014;10(3): 208-222.
Published online: October 31, 2014.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21848/audiol.2014.10.3.208
군 전역자의 이명장애와 SF-36에 의한 건강수준과의 관련성
이재은1, 김규상2, 방정화1
1한림국제대학원대학교 청각학과
2서울의료원 직업환경의학과
The Relationship of Tinnitus Handicap and Health Status Measured by SF-36 in Discharged Soldiers
Jae Eun Lee1, Kyoo Sang Kim2, Junghwa Bahng1
1Department of Audiology, Hallym University of Graduate Studies, Seoul
2Department of Occupational Environmental Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence  Kyoo Sang Kim ,Tel: (02) 2276-7755, Fax: (02) 2276-7438, Email: kyoosang@daum.net
Received: September 2, 2014; Revised: October 7, 2014   Accepted: October 10, 2014.  Published online: October 31, 2014.
ABSTRACT
This study was performed to examine the relationship between tinnitus handicap and health status measured by SF-36 (Medical Outcome Study Short Form 36) in discharged soldiers. The study was conducted by a survey on 283 males who suffered from tinnitus occurred by noise exposure during military service. Survey questionnaires emphasized the impact on the sociodemograhic characteristics, disease history, health effects to the tinnitus characteristics. The results showed that the relationship between tinnitus handicap inventory scores and SF-36 scores were negative correlation, meaning the greater tinnitus inventory scores, the worse quality of life related to health status. Also, the group with low scores of SF-36 showed more significantly high degree of tinnitus handicap than the group with high scores of SF-36. Taken together, results of this study indicated that tinnitus and health status are associate to the specific. The relationship between noise exposure and tinnitus could not be defined in this study. However, it is suggested that the hearing conservation program in the miliary is need to prevent tinnitus.
Key Words: Military, Noise, Tinnitus, Tinnitus handicap, Health status, SF-36
중심단어: 군, 소음, 이명, 이명 장애, 건강수준, SF-36
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