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Factors affecting the Health Promotion Behaviors of the Low-Income Elderly Living Alone -Focusing on the Mediating Effect of Social Support
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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 13, Issue 12,  2015, pp.423-431
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2015.13.12.423
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Factors affecting the Health Promotion Behaviors of the Low-Income Elderly Living Alone -Focusing on the Mediating Effect of Social Support
Cho, Sung-Hui;
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This study aimed to examine the mediating effect of social support in the influence of depression on the health promotion behavior of low-income elderly living alone. The data were collected from 294 elderly recipients of national basic livelihood security who are living alone and the data were analyzed by path analysis. The results were that depression and social support had direct effect on health promotion behaviors and depression had indirect effect on health promotion behaviors through mediating effect of social support. Results showed the importance of depression and social support in the health promotion behaviors of the low-income elderly living alone, which should be considered in the intervention. On the basis of the results, practical suggestions to increase the health promotion behaviors of the low-income elderly living alone were discussed.
Health Promotion Behaviors;Depression;Social Support;Low-Income Elderly Living Alone;Mediating Effect;
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