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The Effect of Depression, Avoidance Coping Style, Quality of Life on Suicidal Ideation of the Elder in Community

지역사회 재가노인의 우울, 회피적 대처방식, 삶의 질이 자살생각에 미치는 영향

  • Chang, Koung-Oh (Department of Nursing Science, Y'sU(Youngsan University))
  • 장경오 (와이즈유(영산대학교) 간호대학)
  • Received : 2018.05.23
  • Accepted : 2018.08.03
  • Published : 2018.08.31

Abstract

This study was to examine the effects of depression, avoidance coping and quality of life on suicidal ideation of elders living at home. A descriptive survey study was conducted with a survey of 509 older people in person 50 senior center at G city from November 30, 2017 to 1. The data were analyzed with t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients and stepwise multiple regression using IBM SPSS WIN 24.0 program. The mean score of the was depression $8.50{\pm}3.51$, avoidance coping style $12.36{\pm}3.41$, quality of life $7.26{\pm}1.97$ and suicidal ideation $6.16{\pm}1.78$. Suicidal ideation was had a negative correlation with Depression(r=-.219, p<.001) and a positive correlation with avoidance coping style(r=.277, p<.001). The result of the regression indicated that depression, avoidance coping style and gender explained 12.1% of variance in suicidal ideation. The results suggest that depression, avoidance coping style and gender were associated with suicidal ideation. Therefore it is necessary to develop strategies to reduce the depression, avoidance coping style and improve quality of life for community dwelling elders to reduce suicidal ideation.

Keywords

Avoidiance Coping;Depression;Elderly;Quality of life;Suicidal Ideation

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 와이즈유(영산대학교)

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