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The Effect of Family Relationship on Facility Adaptation of Long-Term Care Facility Residents

노인장기요양기관 입소노인의 가족관계가 시설적응에 미치는 영향

  • Kim, Yun-Jeong (Department of Health, Counselling and Welfare, Hanseo University) ;
  • Lee, Sang-Jin (Department of the Elderly Welfare, Hanseo University)
  • 김윤정 (한서대학교 보건상담복지학과) ;
  • 이상진 (한서대학교 노인복지학과)
  • Received : 2018.02.23
  • Accepted : 2018.04.20
  • Published : 2018.04.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of family relations on facility adaptation of the elderly. In January and February of 2018, a questionnaire survey was conducted on 5 ~ 6 elderly residents of each long-term care facility, and finally 353 data were used for analysis. The main results of the study were as follows: First, the adaptation level of the elderly was high. As for 'maladjustment of group behavior' and 'movement shock', the level of maladjustment is low as 2 points, and adaptation dimension such as 'accept of new residence' and 'making friend' is above the middle level. Second, the influence of family variables was more influential than the demographic characteristics of the elderly and the influence of the facility-related variables. Among them, the closeness with family is the most influential. Therefore, it is suggested that the elderly need active support and efforts to maintain the intimacy with the family from the entrance to the facility and the time after the entrance.

Keywords

Long-term care facility;Facility adaptation;Closeness with family;Maladjustment of group behavior;Accept of new residence;Making friend;Movement shock

Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea

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