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Health Perception and Family Support as Influencing Factors on Depression in Hospitalized Elderly Patients
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Health Perception and Family Support as Influencing Factors on Depression in Hospitalized Elderly Patients
Lee, Sun-Ok; Kim, Moon-Jeong;
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 Abstract
Objectives : The purpose of this study was to test the influencing effects of health perception and family support on depression in elderly patients. Methods : Two-hundred forty-nine hospitalized geriatric patients were recruited in B city, South Korea. They were asked to complete a questionnaire, and 214 data sets were included in multiple regression analysis. Results : Subjects perceived a higher level of depression. Influencing factors of depression were hospitalization experience (t=3.476, p=.001), health perception (t=-3.310, p=.001), education (t=2.684, p=.008), economic satisfaction (t=2.579, p=.011), satisfaction with allowance (t=2.262, p=.025), and family support (t=-2.200, p=.029). The model was statistically significant explaining 36.3% of the variance (F=21.257, p<.001). Conclusions : In dealing with depression, nurses in elderly care facilities should be more concerned about patients with hospitalization experiences. Interventions to improve health perception should be provided to elderly patients, and educational programs on how to support patients are needed for the families of patients.
 Keywords
Health Perception;Family Support;Elderly;Depression;
 Language
Korean
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