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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 14, Issue 7,  2016, pp.251-258
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2016.14.7.251
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The Relationships between Stress and ADL in Elderly Living Alone
Seo, Eun-Joo; Cha, Nam-Hyun;
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This study was to identify the relationships between activities of daily living(ADL) and stress by health characteristics in elderly living alone. A total of 260 subjects were selected through convenient sampling. Data were collected with a self-reported questionnaire from October 20 to November 20, 2014. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson Correlation Coefficients. Differences in ADL and stress according to health characteristics were as follows. ADL were significantly different according to problem of dietary habits. drinking, unsuitable health care, management groups. Stress were significantly different according to stress and availability and drug abuse. There was a negative correlation between ADL and stress. The findings of this study may be useful in understanding the health status of elderly living alone and developing more specific programs about ADL and stress control. Getting older, with the change in weight and chronic diseases, as the elderly living alone are indisposed with ADL, the applicatiom of physical activity programs and a stress management strategy is required.
Aged;Activities of Daily Living;Life Stress;Health;Life;
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