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Converged Factors Influencing Ego Integrity of Community Dwelling Elderly

지역사회 노인의 자아통합감에 영향을 미치는 요인

  • Kim, Eun-Ju (Department of Nursing, Jeonbuk Science College) ;
  • Kang, Seung-Ju (Department of Nursing, Chunnam Techno University)
  • 김은주 (전북과학대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 강승주 (전남과학대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2018.04.25
  • Accepted : 2018.08.03
  • Published : 2018.08.31

Abstract

This study was conducted to analyze the Ego Integrity, Subjective Pain, Subjective Health, Subjective Happiness and Social Support level of Community Dwelling elderly, and to analyze the variables that impact their Ego Integrity. Methods: A total of 250 elderly aged 60 years or above visiting a Senior Welfare Center in j city and j group of Jeonbuk were selected as subjects of this study for collection and analysis of data. Data were collected from January 8 to February 26, 2008 from 250 community-dwelling elders in Korea and subjected to descriptive analysis, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's Correlation Coefficient, and multiple regression analysis. Results: only economic strength was influenced by general characteristics. Additionally, Subjective Pain, Subjective Health, and Subjective Happiness and Social Support l were found to have a statistically positive correlation with Ego Integrity. Finally, the most influential variables on the elderly Ego Integrity were Social Support (${\beta}=.194$, p=.002), followed by Subjective Health (${\beta}=.149$, p=.040) and four variables explaining 10.8% of the elderly Ego Integrity. Conclusion: it is necessary to develop specific intervention programs to improve Social Support and Subjective Health among Community Dwelling elderly to make it possible to enable Ego Integrity.

Keywords

Elderly;Subjective Pain;Subjective Health;Subjective Happiness;Social Support;Ego Integrity

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