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The Relationships between Stress and ADL in Elderly Living Alone

융합시대의 일 지방 독거노인의 일상생활동작과 스트레스

  • Seo, Eun-Joo (Dept. of Nursing, Gumi University) ;
  • Cha, Nam-Hyun (Dept. of Nursing, College of Natural Science, Andong National University)
  • 서은주 (구미대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 차남현 (안동대학교 자연과학대학 간호학과)
  • Received : 2016.05.17
  • Accepted : 2016.07.20
  • Published : 2016.07.28

Abstract

This study was to identify the relationships between activities of daily living(ADL) and stress by health characteristics in elderly living alone. A total of 260 subjects were selected through convenient sampling. Data were collected with a self-reported questionnaire from October 20 to November 20, 2014. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson Correlation Coefficients. Differences in ADL and stress according to health characteristics were as follows. ADL were significantly different according to problem of dietary habits. drinking, unsuitable health care, management groups. Stress were significantly different according to stress and availability and drug abuse. There was a negative correlation between ADL and stress. The findings of this study may be useful in understanding the health status of elderly living alone and developing more specific programs about ADL and stress control. Getting older, with the change in weight and chronic diseases, as the elderly living alone are indisposed with ADL, the applicatiom of physical activity programs and a stress management strategy is required.

Keywords

Aged;Activities of Daily Living;Life Stress;Health;Life

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