Effects of elderly people's Frail prevention program on subjective health status, depression, physical fitness and quality of life for in Senior Center Participation of the Elderly

노인 허약 예방프로그램이 경로당 이용 노인의 주관적 건강상태, 우울, 체력 및 삶의 질에 미치는 효과

  • Received : 2017.01.23
  • Accepted : 2017.05.12
  • Published : 2017.05.31


This study examined the effects of elderly people's frail prevention program performed in a senior center located in J-si. The most interesting were the effects on the subjective health status, depression, physical fitness, and quality of life for the senior center participation of the elderly. The nonequivalent control group pre-post-test design was employed. A total of 43 people living in J-si were assigned to either the experimental group (n=22) or control group (n=21). The experimental group was provided with the 8-weeks frail elderly prevention program from September 1 to October 16 in 2015. The data were analyzed with SPSS/WIN 21.0 using descriptive statistics, $x^2-test$, Fisher's exact test, and t-test. The results indicated a significant difference between the experimental group and control group with respect to the scores of the subjective health status (t=-0.35, p=.024), depression (t=2.76, p=.035), physical fitness, including right grip strength (t=-3.10, p=.004) and flexibility of the waist (t=-2.13, p=.039), and the quality of life (t=4.36, p<.001). In conclusion, an elderly people's frail prevention program has a significant effect on the change in subjective health status, depression physical fitness, quality of life, and self-care behavior for senior center participation.


Frail elderly prevention program;Subjective health status;Depression;Physical fitness;Quality of life


Supported by : 영산대학교


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