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This study aimed to identify the factors affecting the HRQoL in the elderly Korean with osteoarthritis from the data of 2018 Third-Year 7th KNHAES data. Among the 1,653 elderly people who responded to the National Health Screening Survey, 515 elderly people over 65 years of age who were diagnosed with osteoarthritis were screened. Statistical analysis was performed by ?-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearsons correlation coefficients and multiple regression using SPSS 25.0. As the result of the study, the factors that showed statistically significant correlations: age, education level, personal income level, income, occupation, number of household members, number of comorbid diseases, alcohol consumption, subjective health status, activity restriction, depression, suicidal thoughts, and stress cognition was analyzed by multiple regression analysis. Among them, age, education level, occupation, alcohol consumption, subjective health status, activity restriction, and stress perception were significant factors influencing the HRQOL of in the elderly Korean with osteoarthritis, and residual square(R2, R square) of the model was 31.1%(F=14.56, p<.001). Therefore, based on these research results, it is necessary to develop and apply the multidisciplinary approach program to improve the HRQoL in the elderly Korean with osteoarthritis.