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Convergence Factors Influencing the Quality of Life in the Elderly People Living Alone

독거노인의 삶의 질에 영향을 미치는 융복합적 요인

  • 박지선 (우송대학교 사회복지학과) ;
  • 유영주 (한국문화복지실천연구소)
  • Received : 2016.09.28
  • Accepted : 2016.11.20
  • Published : 2016.11.28

Abstract

In this study, the correlation between convergence factors including social, environmental, psychological and physical factors and the health-related quality of life was examined using a structural equation model to find a practical alternative for improving the quality of life in the elderly people living alone. This study targeted 13,771 seniors from single households aged 65 and over, who were subject to the community health survey in 2014. Social capitals, stress, subjective health conditions and EQ-5D of the subjects were analyzed using SPSS 23.0 and AMOS 23.0. The analysis findings are as follows. The results of the model fit was good value with CFI=.906, GFI=.955, RMSEA=.074. In conclusion, these results demonstrate that for maintaining health and improving the quality of life in the elderly people living alone, families and local communities need to increase social capitals by providing care service for the elderly people living alone and grounds that they can participate in.

Keywords

The elderly living alone;Social capital;Stress;Subjective health conditions;Quality of life

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