Community Based Cross-sectional Study on the Related Factors with Perceived Health Status among the Elderly
경로당 등록 노인의 주관적 건강수준과 관련 요인
송, 미숙; 송, 현종; 목, 진용
Journal of Korea Gerontological Society, 23(4):127-142, 2003
Journal of Korea Gerontological Society; Han'guk nonyonhak
Objectives: To identify the related factors with perceived health status among the elderly in a large city. Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed from June 7th to July 15th 2002 on 1,403(93.7%) study subjects out of 1,113 registered in the senior center in Guensun-ku. A data obtained were analyzed by frequencies, percentages, t-test and hierarchical logistic regression. Results: The factors related to perceived health status in the logistic regression analysis were instrumental self-maintenance, intellectual activities, social activities, habits, regular exercise, and regular breakfast. Conclusion: These results suggest that efforts to strengthen the competence of the elderly, to support them keep their health behavior can improve their perceived health status.
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