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Perceptions of Elder Abuse under Caregiving Situation and Help-Seeking Behaviors: Comparison of Korean American Elderly and Adult Children Generation (수발상황의 노인학대에 관한 인식과 원조요청 태도: 재미한인 노인세대와 자녀세대의 비교)

  • Choi Hae-Kyung
    • Korea journal of population studies
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    • v.27 no.1
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    • pp.31-55
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    • 2004
  • The elder abuse draws an increasing concern as the elderly population grows rapidly, and increasing demands to provide long-term care to the impaired elderly are imposed on the families. This study compares Korean American elders' and their adult children's perceptions of possible elder abuse under care-giving situation, and related help-seeking behaviors using five scenarios developed by the author. The subjects consist of ten elders and their ten adult children including daughters-in-law who live in Los Angeles, the USA. Content analysis reveals very similar help-seeking behaviors of the two generations within the family despite the substanally generational difference towards the perceptions of elder abuse under care-giving situation. Mann-Whitney test shows a significant difference in the perceptions of elder abuse between the elderly and their adult children. It means that the elderly are substantially less likely to perceive a given situation as abusive than their adult children would. But there is no significant difference between the elderly and their adult children in their intended use of formal sources of help. Implications for gerontological social work practice and program development are discussed.

Comparison of Oral Health Status of the Elderly Living in Long-Term Care Facilities and Non-resident Elderly (노인요양시설 거주 노인과 비거주 노인의 구강건강상태 비교)

  • Lee, Hye-Ju
    • Journal of Convergence for Information Technology
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    • v.10 no.3
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    • pp.134-140
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    • 2020
  • The aim of this research was to analyze the differences for the oral health status of the elderly people living in the long-term care facilities and the non-resident elderly. The study was conducted on 469 elderly people of the same age, gender and basic living conditions. Elderly residing in long-term care facilities had higher dental caries prevalence(p=0.019), DT(p=0.001), and MT(p=0.047) than non-resident elderly, and had lower FT(p<0.001) than non-resident elderly. The elderly living in facilities were 1.93 times more likely to be caries than non-residents, and 0.73 times more likely to have a filled tooth. The probability of denture use was 0.15 times for the maxillary and 0.13 times for the mandibular. The probability of denture needs was 5.61 times for the maxillary and 5.65 times for the mandibular. All of these results showed significant differences. As a result of this, it can be used as basic data for establishing oral health policy for oral health promotion of the elderly living in Long-term care facilities.

A Study on the Establishment and Management of a Library for Older Adults (노인도서관 설립과 운영에 관한 연구)

  • Lim, Seong-Kwan
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
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    • v.54 no.2
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    • pp.323-348
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    • 2020
  • The purpose of this study is to suggest a plan to establishment and management for a library for old adults. Therefore, the library for old adults defined to the concept of providing a specialized service by providing the necessary material with an elderly user over 65 focus. And presenting the basic direction and specific direction, organizational plan, and ordinance on establishment and management of a library for older adults. In addition, after conducting a semi-structured interview based on a pre-prepared questionnaire targeting 30 elderly people aged 65 or older who had experiences using public libraries, the results were analyzed, and 20 responses indicated that the purpose of using the library was a way to participate in the program as an essential service for the elderly. 12 respondents stated that the purpose of using the library was possibly a necessity for such things as writing autobiographies and reflections of historical events. Lastly, investigating the operational cases of two public libraries that already utilize elderly learning and health information rooms, it was concluded that the operation of the elderly library also needs to reflect the regional differences and characteristics unique to older adults.

The Impact of the Korean Long-Term Care Insurance System on its Family Caregivers: Focusing on Family Caregiving Arrangement (노인장기요양보험제도에서 재가노인돌봄의 변화에 대한 연구)

  • Yang, Nanjoo;Choi, In-Hee
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare Studies
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    • v.44 no.3
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    • pp.31-56
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    • 2013
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes that family caregivers have experienced since using the Korean Long-Term Care Insurance(LTCI) system. In-depth interviews were conducted to determine how the services offered within the LTCI program had affected family caregiving and what changes they had incurred. Results from the qualitative content analysis show that the LTCI program significantly reduced the caregiving burden among family caregivers although burdens that family caregiver perceived varied greatly depending on the types of service that the family selected, and assigned family caregivers different identities and diverse roles(i.e., service user, family caregiver, certified care provider) depending on the service they use. The phenomenon of 'certified family care provider', which was not an intention of LTCI, demonstrates the practical need of elderly persons who require both care and the comfort of family and economic status of the family. Despite the positive impact of the LTCI policy on the family caregivers' burden and family relationship, the current LTCI system should be modified in order to better meet the needs of beneficiaries and their family caregivers.

Appetite and Related Factors among Community Elders in Korea (국내 일부 재가 노인의 식욕부진 실태와 관련 인자 분석)

  • Park, Soojin
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Food Science and Nutrition
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    • v.43 no.9
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    • pp.1431-1438
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    • 2014
  • This study assessed the risk and prevalence of anorexia as well as associated factors among home-dwelling elderly adults. The subjects were 419 elderly men (116) and women (303) aged 65 years and older ($76{\pm}5.6yr$) living in Korea. Data were collected by personal interviews using questionnaires. The collected data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and Pearson's correlation. The prevalence of anorexia was 35.1% among participants. Male elders (74.1%) had higher proportions of anorexia than female elders (20.1%) (P<0.001). Significant differences in the appetite were observed according to type of disease, depression, and activities of daily living (ADL) index. In the poor appetite group, central nervous system diseases were the primary illness in male elders (P<0.01), whereas endocrine diseases were the primary illness in female elders (P<0.01). Elders with good appetites had less symptoms of depression (P<0.001) and greater independence in ADL (P<0.001). These results explored the high prevalence of anorexia in geriatric populations in Korea and its impact on elderly nutritional status and health. Further research should be performed to identify the causes of anorexia and establish an intervention protocol allowing the early diagnosis of anorexia.

노인요양보장제도의 추진현황과 방향

  • 최병호
    • Proceedings of the Korean Society of Health Policy and Administration Conference
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    • pp.15-47
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    • 2004
  • . '01년 8. 15. 경축사에서 $\ulcorner$노인요양보험제도 도입$\lrcorner$ 을 처음 제시 . '02. 10월, 노인보건복지종합대책(국무회의 보고)에 '07년 이후 공적노인요양보호체계 구축, 시행 . '03. 2월 인수위, 요양보호노인(40만명)을 위한 공적제도 도입 추진 . 대통령 공약 : 노인요양보험제도 시범실시 후 공적노인요양보장제도 도입 . '03. 4월 복지부, 대통령 업무보고에서 공적노인요양보장제도 도입 ('07년 시행 목표) (중략)

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U-SilverCare Silver Health Care System Implementation (U-SilverCare용 노인 건강관리 시스템 구현)

  • Son, So-Hee;Kim, Joo-Gwan;Lee, Seung-Je;Kim, Young-Man
    • 한국IT서비스학회:학술대회논문집
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    • pp.503-506
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    • 2008
  • 현대 사회가 고령화 사회로 빠르게 접어들면서 노인에 대한 의료 복지 서비스의 필요성은 증가하였다. 그러나 의료비 상승과 관련 인력 부족으로 노인 의료 환경 조성에 대안 시스템의 개발이 요구되었고, 이에 따라 IT 기술을 이용한 U-Health 시스템이 발달하고 있다. 본 논문은 가속도 감지 센서와 무선 통신, 인터넷을 이용하여 노인을 대상으로 하는 USilverCare용 노인 건강 관리 시스템의 서비스의 시나리오를 구상하고 구현한다.

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Nutritional Risk, Perceived Health Status, and Depression of the Young-Old and the Old-Old in Low-Income Elderly Women (저소득층 전기여성노인과 후기여성노인의 영양위험, 지각된 건강상태와 우울)

  • Lee, Myung-Suk
    • Journal of agricultural medicine and community health
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    • v.37 no.1
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    • pp.12-22
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    • 2012
  • Objectives: This study aimed to compare the nutritional risk, health status and depression levels of young-old (65-74 years) and old-old (75-84 years) women on low-income. Methods: A total of 624 elderly women, each over 65 years of age, participated in this study under the auspices of a community social center. Data were collected from June to August 2011 by means of personal interviews which employed questionnaires. The research tools used in this study were the nutritional risk measuring Mini Nutritional Assesment (MNA) by Kim (2000), perceived health status developed by Lawton et al. (1982), Elderly Depression Criterion developed by Sheikh & Yesavage (1985). The collected data were analyzed using the SPSS WIN 12.0 Program. Results: Nutritional risk, perceived health status and depression levels showed a significant difference between young-old and old-old. There was a positive correlation between nutritional risk and depression and a negative correlation between nutritional risk and perceived health status. A 38.2% variance in depression levels of young-old and a 29.7% variance in depression levels of old-old were explained by perceived health status, nutritional risk and the number of people living together. Conclusion: The findings demonstrate variances in depression levels among low - income women differing in age. As a result, the outcomes of this study ought to be employed in the development of future programs aimed at promoting the health of elderly women.

The Effects of the Expansion of Formal Home Care Services for the Elderly on Time Allocation of Family in Korea (노인 재가서비스의 확대가 가족의 생활시간에 미친 영향: 삼중차이 방법의 적용)

  • Lee, Seungho;Byun, Geumsun;Shin, Yumi
    • 한국사회정책
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    • v.23 no.1
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    • pp.227-256
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    • 2016
  • This study examines whether formal home care has led to a reduction in family member's allocation of time to care of elderly and changing the allocation of other time: informal care, market work, leisure, etc. Long-term care for the elderly is not the entire burden of elderly families anymore due to the increasing of the formal home care service for elderly since mid-2000's. This study uses triple difference(DDD) methods for evaluating policy reforms when reforms are equally and nation-wide accessible and analyzes data from the 2004 and 2009 Time Use Survey Data of the National Statistical Office in Korea. The treatment group is composed of the families of the elderly who need care and low- and middle- income family. Controlling for demographic characters, the three-way interaction term has statically significant and negative impact on care time of family members in treatment group statistically significant. The results reveal that the policy changes in elderly home care service affect time allocation of family members with old adults, which decreases caregiving time in a daily life. This result becomes apparent when we limit the case of women. But the level of reduction is not enough to change other kinds of time-informal care, market work, leisure, etc. The results indicate that formal home care for the elderly can reduce the burden of caregiving in families, but only minimally.

Walking Accident Characteristics and Walking Factors for Road Crossing of the Transportation Vulnerable in the Case of Yeosu (교통약자의 보행 교통사고 특성과 보행 횡단요소 분석 (여수시를 사례로))

  • Kim, Sang Gu
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.14 no.6
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    • pp.439-448
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    • 2016
  • The population over 65 years old is 12.7% of total population in 2014 and Korea is going to be an aged society in the near future. The transportation vulnerable including the aged should be guaranteed in walking mobility under safe and comfortable environment for their socio-economic activities. For the era of fusion and convergence this paper investigated the characteristics of walking accidents related to the aged pedestrians and analyzed the aged-oriented walking factors with a reaction time and a walking speed at crosswalks in Yeosu. In the results, the crashes for the aged occur at 9.9% of total crashes and the fatalities of the aged are 40.3% of total fatalities in 2014. The 47.4% of the aged fatalities is also attributed to vehicle-to-pedestrian accidents. The 49.3% of all pedestrian fatalities occurs at the aged pedestrians with a very high proportion. The reaction time and walking speed for the aged were determined as the values located at the lower 15%-tile of the elderly physical ability. It is shown that the reaction time is 4.56 seconds and the walking speed is 0.76 m/s in the case of Yeosu. From two factors' standpoint, the walking environment at crosswalks in Yeosu is inappropriate for the aged.