Health Status and Ego-Integrity of the Permanent Elderly Returnees from Sakhalin

Title & Authors
Health Status and Ego-Integrity of the Permanent Elderly Returnees from Sakhalin
Yi, Young-Soo; Sohng, Kyeong-Yae;

Abstract
Purpose: This correlational study was conducted to determine the relationship between health status and ego integrity of permanent elderly returnees from Sakhalin. Methods: We surveyed 94 permanent elderly returnees from Sakhalin, living in Gimpo, Korea. Data were analyzed using the SPSS/WIN 18.0 program for descriptive statistics, t-test, $\small{Scheff{\acute{e}}}$ test, ANOVA, and Pearson correlation coefficient. Results: The mean score of total health status was 3.7 on a 5 point Likert scale. The mean score of ego integrity was 3.6 on a 5 point Likert scale. The health status showed significant correlation with the ego integrity of the permanent elderly returnees from Sakhalin. Conclusion: In the present study, although the health status of the permanent elderly returnees from Sakhalin appeared to be good, the lack of awareness about health care and the need for ego integrity, is in itself the actual suffering. Thus by providing health education along with medical information can enhance the health management. And, this practice can be self regulating for the society and can provide institutional support for the permanent elderly returnees from Sakhalin, which they require.
Keywords
Aged;Health status;Ego;
Language
Korean
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