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Convergence Study on the Relation between Cognition, Depression and Aggression in the Elderly
Kwon, Myoung-Jin;
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 Abstract
This study was carried out to determine the relation between cognition, depression and aggression in the elderly. A questionnaire survey was conducted with 198 elderly people in K region. The results were as follows. (1) The cognition of the elderly showed significant difference by gender, age, religion, marital status, education, living together, healthcare and monthly income (p<.05), and depression showed significant difference by gender and monthly income (p<.05). (2) Cognition and aggression(r=.15, p=.030), depression and aggression(r=.39, p<.001) there was a significant correlation between. Physical aggression and verbal aggression proved most significant correlation among the sub-factors(r=.55, p<.001). (3) Depression (, p<.001) had an significant influence on aggression. The explanation power was shown to be 10.0%. Accordingly, aggression management programs that are tailored according to the depression level of the elderly are required, and nursing based on this consideration would be of help to improve their quality of life.
 Keywords
Elderly;Cognition;Depression;Aggression;Convergence;
 Language
Korean
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