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Factors Contributing to Death Preparation in Community-Dwelling Elderly: Using Korean National Survey on Elderly 2014

지역사회 거주 노인의 죽음준비 영향 요인: 2014 노인실태 조사 활용

  • Received : 2018.05.02
  • Accepted : 2018.08.03
  • Published : 2018.08.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the status and the factors associated with death preparation of in Community-Dwelling Elderlys. This study was secondary analysis using with 2014 National Survey on the Elderly in Korea. The number of respondents were 10,281. Data were analyzed with the x2 test, t-test and multiple logistic regression using the SPSS/WIN 23.0 program. 37.7% of respondents had done death preparation. The factors associated with death preparation were sex(CI=1.02-1.25), age(CI=1.90-2.28), living area(CI=1.21-1.45), education level(CI=1.16-1.42), spouse status(CI=1.50-3.22), economic level(CI=1.13-1.36), limit of activity(CI=1.11-1.40), life satisfaction(economic satisfaction(CI=1.17-1.35), children relationship satisfaction(CI=1.25-1.43), friends and neighborhood relationship satisfaction(CI=1.10-1.28)). Based on these results, it is necessary to develop programs for reinforcing elder's psychological death preparation for elders in community organization. To consider elder's characteristics like gender and living area.

Keywords

elderly;death preparation;Psychological Readiness for Death;Physical Readiness for Death;Life Satisfaction

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 동아대학교

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