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Predictors of Successful Aging in Korean Older Women Based on Successful Aging Theory (SAT) (Successful Aging Theory (SAT)에 근거한 여성노인의 성공적 노화 예측요인)

  • Kim, Eun-Joo;Kim, Young-Hee
    • Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing
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    • v.17 no.4
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    • pp.378-387
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    • 2011
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore predictors of successful aging in older Korean women based on a recent mid-range nursing theory, the Successful Aging Theory (SAT). Methods: This study utilized a descriptive correlational design. The convenience sample was composed of 174 older women living in the community. Successful aging was measured using the Successful Aging Inventory (SAI). Transcendence was measured using the Self-transcendence Scale (STS). Adaptation was measured using the Coping behavior scale. Stepwise multiple regression was used to identify significant predictors of successful aging. Results: Transcendence, adaptation, and religion were shown to be predictive of successful aging. This regression model explained 56% of the variance in successful aging. The factor with the highest influence was transcendence which explained 52% of the variance. Conclusion: Gerotranscendence-promoting interventions can be an important consideration in caring for older Korean women. Adaptation and spirituality should be included in a holistic aging care.

Urinary Incontinence: Prevalence and Knowledge Among Community-Dwelling Korean Women Aged 55 and Over

  • Kim, Jin-Sun;Lee, Eun-Hyun;Park, Hyung-Cheol
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
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    • v.34 no.4
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    • pp.609-616
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    • 2004
  • Purpose. The prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) among community-dwelling older women in Korea is not well known. This study examined the prevalence of UI and UI-related knowledge among community-dwelling Korean women aged 55 and over. Method. A cross-sectional descriptive-correlational study was conducted. Data were collected from 276 women aged 55 and over in a metropolitan city using a structured questionnaire. Result. Of 276 respondents, 28.3% (n=78) reported experiencing UI. More than 50% of respondents incorrectly agreed with the statement that UI is the result of normal aging, with only 20.9% realizing that there is an exercise that can control urine leaks when one coughs, sneezes, or laughs. Older women who had sought treatment had higher mean score for UI-related knowledge. Conclusion. This study revealed substantial misconception about UI among community dwelling older women, demonstrating that comprehensive educational programs need to be developed to increase knowledge of UI.

Apparel Shopping Orientations and Importance of Store Attributes Related to Cognitive Age of the Elderly Consumers (노년층 소비자의 인지연령에 따른 쇼핑성향과 의류점포속성 중요도)

  • 장철진;박제옥
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles
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    • v.20 no.1
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    • pp.28-42
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    • 1996
  • The purposes of this sturfy were 1) to examine the difference between cognitive and actual age, 2) to understand apparel shopping orientations and the importance of store attributes related to cognitive age and 3) to identify relationship.; between apparel shopping orientations and importance of store attribute, ; in cognitively younger and older groups For the study, questionnaires were administered to 450 elderly women over 55 years of age. The questionnaires were designed to mea, ;ore apparel shopping orientations (hedonic, store loyal and brand conscious, careful and planned, confidented and independent, and economic shopping), importance of store attributes, cognitive age and demographics. Using a base of 204 women, data was analyzed by using descriptive statistics, t-test and correlation coeffictents. The results of this study weve summarized as follows. 1. The older women saw themselves on average 6. 6 years younger than they really were 77.6% of the respondents blieved themselves to be cognitively younger 2 Cognitively younger women were more hedonic and less carefull and planned than cognitively older women in apparel Shopping. 3. Cognitively older women thought that proximity and private dressing rooms in apparel stores were mote important attributes than cognitively younger women. In terms of apparel store attributes, older consumers placed importances on product quality, fit and size, design suited to their age, attractive price, and the availability to return unsatisfactory products, in orders.

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Breast and Colorectal Cancer Screening and Associated Correlates among Chinese Older Women

  • Leung, Doris Y.P.;Leung, Angela Y.M.;Chi, Iris
    • Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
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    • v.13 no.1
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    • pp.283-287
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    • 2012
  • Objective: To explore the participation rates for breast and colorectal cancer screening and identify associated correlates among elderly women. Methods: Logistic regressions were conducted using data collected in 2006 from 1,533 elderly women aged 60 years or above who had completed a screening instrument, the Minimum Data Set-Home Care, while applying for long-term care services at the first time in Hong Kong. Results: The participation rates for breast and colorectal cancer screening among frail older Chinese women were 3.7% and 10.8% respectively. Cognitive status was inversely associated with the likelihood of participation in screening (breast: OR = 0.66, 95%CI = 0.47-0.94; colon: OR = 0.81, 95%CI = 0.66-0.99), as was educational level with the likelihood of participation in breast cancer screening (no formal education: OR = 0.20, 95%CI = 0.06-0.61, some primary education: OR = 0.31, 95%CI = 0.10-1.00). Conclusion: The delivery of cancer preventive health services to frail older women is less than ideal. Cognitive status and educational level were important factors in cancer screening behaviour. Tailor-made strategic promotion programmes targeting older women with low cognitive status and educational levels are needed to enhance awareness and acceptance within this vulnerable group.

Development of Standard Body Measurement for Elderly Women(II) - Somatotype Classification & Standard Body Measurement - (노년 여성의 표준 신체치수 설정에 관한 연구(제2보) -체형분류와 표준 신체치수-)

  • 이정임;주소령;남윤자;류영실
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles
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    • v.28 no.3_4
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    • pp.377-386
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    • 2004
  • This report is the second study to develop the standard tables of body measurements to be used for improving the fit of garments and patterns for women aged 60 and older. The purpose of this study is to suggest the new sizing system proper to the women aged 60 and older by classifying their somatotype and developing the standard tables of body measurements for each somatotype. The data are the anthropometric measurements of 329 women aged 60 and older measured in 2001 and the 1997 National Somatometry Survey data. The major contents of this study are as follows. The applicability of KS K 0051 and ISO 3637 sizing systems to the women aged 60 and older was investigated by analyzing the distribution of height and drop index the difference of hipgirth and bustgirth. In this result, we certified the two sizing systems were not so proper to elderly women and the new sizing system proper to them was required. So, we classified the somatotype of the women aged 60 and older to 3 groups, 135cm$\leq$H(height)<145cm, 145cm$\leq$H<155cm, 155cm$\leq$H<165cm by height and classified to 3 groups, -4cm$\leq$D(drop)<16cm, -4cm$\leq$D<4cm, -l6cm$\leq$D<-4cm by drop index, and we suggested more proper sizing system for women aged 60 and older by compounding height and drop groups. We also developed the standard tables of body measurements every bustgirth groups of 9 somatotypes. We expect the standard tables of body measurements to applicate to manufacture clothing for elderly women.

Style has no age - Reconstructing age on Pinterest -

  • Babicheva, Eva;Lee, Kyu-Hye
    • The Research Journal of the Costume Culture
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    • v.25 no.6
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    • pp.719-740
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    • 2017
  • Sociocultural and demographic shifts have resulted in a changing perception of older age. Older women, historically subjected to age-ordering rules of dress, have increasingly refused to be marginalized fashion consumers and have been striving to construct a more positive age identity. Although studies have examined consumers' negotiation of marginalized identities, age identity has not received much attention as a type of marginalized identity. This study argues that Pinterest acts as a platform for identity work by allowing older women to creatively reconstruct their sense of self by saving images and organizing them into thematic boards. Drawing on symbolic interactionism theory and notions of digital self-presentation, this paper seeks to explore the discursive practices that older women employ on Pinterest to resist ageist fashion discourses. The sample consisted of 15 fashion-oriented Pinterest profiles of older women. Netnographic inquiry was employed first to examine what images were saved and what thematic boards were created. Three analytical frameworks for visual data analysis were integrated to further scrutinize the visual texts within the thematic boards. The analyses revealed three main themes-rejecting age, accepting age, and consuming age. The themes that emerged formed the basis for an age identity reconstruction process whereby women attempted to bridge the existing gap between older age and mainstream fashion discourse.

Determinants of Part-Time Work and Preparation for Later Life of Older Women (중고령 여성의 시간제 일자리 결정요인과 노후준비)

  • Kim, So-Hee;Park, Mee-Hyun
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.15 no.1
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    • pp.185-196
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    • 2015
  • This study aims to outline the characteristics of part-time work among older women and examine what determines whether an older woman is employed part-time. Furthermore, the purpose of this study is to investigate difference between the levels of later life preparation of full-time and part-time workers among older women and to suggest thereby the implications for policy makers to develop program for increasing the quality of part-time employment of older women. The results show that former job significantly influences part-time employment of older women. The findings also indicate that later life preparation of part-time workers, including household income, wage income, and public pension, is significantly lower than those of full-time workers among older women.

The Effects of Perceived Ageism and Appearance Satisfaction on Appearance Related Quality of Life among Korean Older Women (노년여성의 연령차별 인식과 외모만족도가 외모관련 삶의 질에 미치는 영향)

  • Yu, Haekyung;Lee, Minsun
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles
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    • v.43 no.1
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    • pp.112-124
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    • 2019
  • This study investigated the effects of perceived ageism on appearance related quality of life through appearance satisfaction among older Korean women. Testing the proposed model showed associations among variables and the mediating effects of appearance satisfaction in the relationship between perceived ageism and appearance related psychological and social quality of life. Structural equation modeling analyses upheld the proposed model for 221 women aged 60 and over. The results revealed that older women's perception of ageism negatively influenced appearance satisfaction that subsequently affected perceived levels of both psychological and social quality of life in a negative direction. The direct effects of perceived ageism on both psychological and social quality of life were not found; however, the indirect effects of perceived ageism on these two variables through appearance satisfaction were found significant and negative. This indicated a fully mediating effect of appearance satisfaction in the relationships. The results of this study highlight that perceptions of ageism and its association with body image should be considered to understand the overall quality of life among older women.

The Death Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms among Poor Older Women in Rural Areas: The Moderating Effect of Social Support

  • Lim, Seung Joo;Ko, Young;Kim, Chunmi;Lee, Hung Sa
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
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    • v.28 no.4
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    • pp.440-449
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    • 2017
  • Purpose: This study was conducted to identify the moderate effect of social support on the relationship between death anxiety and depressive symptoms among poor older women in rural areas. Methods: This was a secondary analysis of the data from 209 women who were participated in the intervention study to evaluate the effectiveness of depression prevention program. Data were collected between April and September 2012. The data were analyzed using moderate multiple regressions. Results: Among these poor older women, depressive symptoms were associated with death anxiety and social support. Self-esteem support had a moderating effect on the relationship between death anxiety and depressive symptoms. Conclusion: The results indicate that the self-esteem support was effective in decreasing depressive symptoms and death anxiety in poor older women. In order to reduce their depression and make positive changes in their lives, self-esteem improvement programs are needed.

A Comparison Study of Brassiere Preferences and Breast Perceptions among the Middle-aged and Older US Women

  • Kim, Hyo Sook;Kim, Ji Min;Ashdown, Susan P.
    • International Journal of Human Ecology
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    • v.15 no.2
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    • pp.33-41
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    • 2014
  • The bra is one of the most essential pieces of women's underwear which gives support for the breasts and holds them in position to make better outer appearance of upper body. Despite being worn by most women of all ages, brassiere manufacturers often use brassiere sizes and shapes that are close to the body measurements of women in their 20s, which raises questions whether the bras are suitable for older women's physique. Also, many lingerie markets tend to center on designs and tastes of younger women, leaving those of older women are largely ignored in the manufacturing process despite the fact that their purchasing power and market shares are expected to grow in conjunction with the aging of the global population. Against this backdrop, this study attempts to provide information about bra preferences and breast perceptions of the middle-aged and older US women over the age of 40 years to help manufacturers better understand the bra purchasing priorities and bra elements of older women and prompt them to design bras with a high level of fit and comfort that are appreciated by the population groups as a means to ultimately acquire competitive edge in the fast growing aging market. An email survey and interviews were conducted with 301 US women who live in New York City. The findings of this study suggest that there are internal and external factors such as changes in body and breast shapes with age influence the level of fitness and effectiveness of bra components, and thus the responses to the questions on bra preferences and breast perceptions varied between the researched age groups.