- Volume 13 Issue 3
Purpose : This research is descriptive research that investigated the effect of subjective health cognition and self-esteem of saeteomin on depression. Methods : Data had been collected with self-reported questionnaire and telephone interview for 85 people who are over 18 and lived in Gwangju and Jeonnam province from September 1st 2005 to November 30th 2005. Results : In the subjective health cognition of subjects, 33 people(38.8%) were bad and 55.3% was latent patients. To verify the controlling effect of self-efficacy and subjective health cognition on depression, the multiple regression, divided into two different stage, shows that the overall model was significant, where, in the first stage, adding subjective health cognition(F = 14.814, p = 0.000) and in the second stage, self-efficacy(F = 21.621, p = .000). The subjective health cognition affects depression about 14.1%, and self-efficacy affects depression about 18.8%. Both subjective health cognition and self-efficacy affects depression about 32.9%. Conclusion : These findings showed that the health status of Saeteomin was in poor Status. As a result the subjective health cognition and self-efficacy were significant factors to control the depression, those factors can be integral resources to develop effective social support and detailed strategy for Saeteomin.
Health status;Subjective health cognition;Self esteem;Depression