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Impact of Depression and Family Relationship on Problem Drinking among Older Adults
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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 14, Issue 4,  2016, pp.11-17
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2016.14.4.11
 Title & Authors
Impact of Depression and Family Relationship on Problem Drinking among Older Adults
Yoon, Suk-Ja;
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 Abstract
This study is to examine the effect that the degree of alcohol use and the factor of family relationship have on alcohol related problem with elderly people over 65 years old. The study utilized the data from Korea Welfare Panel Study in 2014 published in 2015, which is annually conducted nationwide study. AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test) of the World Health Organization scale to assess the drinking problem in the study was used. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS 21.0. Presenting some discussions on the basis of the results of this study is as follows. First, looking at a cross-analysis of gender differences in drinking problems, elderly men and elderly women showed different degrees of alcohol problems. Second, looking at demographic characteristics that influence whether a drinking problem, younger age showed a serious drinking problem. Third, looking at the effect that depression and family relationship have on alcohol problem, depression appeared to have relatively more serious effect than the family relationship. According to the above finding, physical and mental health for healthy aging are important factors of the quality of life so a preventive approach to maintain healthy habits is considered to be essential.
 Keywords
Older Adults;Problem Drinking;Depression;Family Relationship;Quality of life;
 Language
Korean
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