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Factors Influencing the Death Anxiety of the Elderly Living Alone
Kwon, Young-Eun; Kim, Seon-Young;
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 Abstract
The aim of this study was to identity the death anxiety of elderly people living alone, and the factors that affect their death anxiety. The subjects did not have an impaired cognitive function, and were from one Chungcheongnamdo 2 district in the elderly University. The subjects were 187 elderly people over the age of 65 living alone in the district. The character, communication, and data was collected from February, 2014 to 2 May, 2015 and analyzed using the SPSS 18 program. The death anxiety whole point of elderly people living alone was 2.94 (); it was 3.06 () points according to the sub-region 'death process anxiety', 2.88 () points according to 'after-death anxiety', and 2.75 () points according to 'presence loss anxiety'. The factors affecting the death anxiety were economic status, depression, and spiritual wellbeing. Economic status (, p= .000) had the largest effect with an overall explanatory power of 20.3%. Therefore, for the death anxiety of elderly people living alone, life needs to be strengthened through social security systems with intervention programs to improve the quality of depression and spiritual wellbeing.
 Keywords
Death Anxiety;Depression;Elderly Living Alone;Quality of Life;Spiritual Wellbeing;
 Language
Korean
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