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A Study on the factors of longevity, ADL and IADL of the eldery people over 100 years in Gyeongnam province

경남지역 백세인의 장수요인과 일상생활수행능력(ADL) 및 도구적 생활수행능력(IADL)에 대한 연구

  • Received : 2011.09.22
  • Accepted : 2012.01.05
  • Published : 2012.01.31

Abstract

This study conducted surveys of 88 eldery people over 100 years in Gyeongnam on April to June, 2011 during 90 days. It was intended to find the factors of longevity, Activity Daily of Living (ADL), and Instrumental Activity Daily of Living (IADL). Major results of this study were as follows: The factors of longevity are getting enough sleep over than seven hours(95.5%), taking in less salty food (69.8%), optimism without even thinking about suicide (86.9%), nonsmoking habit (92%), and moderation in drink (86.4%). The most difficult part of Activity Daily of Living (ADL) is taking a bath, and that of Instrumental Activity Daily of Living (IADL) is taking a bus or subway alone. All items of ADL and IADL, female was higher than the male, but not statistically significant(p<0.05). Therefore, further study is expected to develop the supplementary policy to support the elderly people with declining to carry out physical activities. It is also expected to develop the public welfare programs and policies for the aged, allowing them to take responsibility and to participate as a member of the society.

Keywords

The eldery People(over 100 years);Longevity;ADL;IADL

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : 인제대학교