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A study on the Relationship among Physical Function, Quality of Sleep and Quality of Life for the Elderly in a Community

일개 지역사회 노인의 신체적 기능, 수면의 질, 삶의 질에 관한 연구

  • 양승애 (성신여자대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2013.02.27
  • Accepted : 2013.05.20
  • Published : 2013.05.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship among physical function, quality of sleep and quality of life for the Elderly in a Community. Method :The survey was carried out for 253 elderly over 65 years old who live in K Metropolitan City. Descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation, Scheffe test were applied using SPSS WIN 14.0 program. Results :The major findings of this study were as follows. 1) The level of physical function had a significant difference depending on gender, age, residence type and, monthly income. The quality of life had a significant difference depending on family member and monthly income. 2) Activity of daily living(r=.303, p=.000) and quality of sleep(r=-.294, p=.002) were significantly related to quality of life. Conclusion : Based on these results, this study suggests that in order to improve the quality of life of the Elderly in a Community, a nursing program in consideration of the characteristic of physical function and quality of sleep, is required.

Keywords

Elderly;ADL;Quality of Sleep;Quality of Life