Physical Functioning and Related Factors in the Elderly People Admitted Long-term Home Care Insurance

재가급여 장기요양인정 노인들의 신체기능 상태 및 관련요인

  • Yoon, Seok-Han (Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Chungnam National University) ;
  • Lee, Kwang-Sung (Department of Radiological Techniology, Daejeon Health Science College) ;
  • Cho, Young-Chae (Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Chungnam National University School of Medicine and Research Institute for Medical Sciences)
  • 윤석한 (충남대학교 대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 이광성 (대전보건대학 방사선과) ;
  • 조영채 (충남대학교 의학전문대학원 예방의학교실 및 의학연구소)
  • Received : 2013.03.05
  • Accepted : 2013.05.09
  • Published : 2013.05.31


This study was performed to determine the levels of physical functioning and to reveal its association with socio-demographic characteristics, health status and health related behaviors in the elderly people admitted long-term home care insurance. The interviews were performed, during the period from December 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012, to 618 home care elderlies admitted long-term care insurance dwelling in Daejeon city. As a results, the distribution of impaired ADL and IADL group of all subjects were 45.6% in ADL, and 48.4% in IADL. in consequently, the rate of impaired IADL group was higher than that of impaired ADL group. In logistic regression analysis, the adjusted odds ratio of the impaired ADL and IADL group were significantly increased in the group of male, living with spouse or family, bear for living expenses with son and daughter, health insurance, irregular exercise, seldom with frequency of going out, seldom with activity of hobbies, Subjective health status is good, and disability of body, visual acuity, hearing ability and mastication ability is good, and without urinary incontinence and amnesia. In conclusion, the level of physical functioning in the elderly people admitted long-term home care insurance was decreased in IADL than ADL. And the level of ADL and IADL were related with the various variables of socio-demographic characteristics, health status and health related behaviors.


Elderly people;Physical function;Home care insurance


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