The study of food habit and degree of depression in nursing home and privite home living elderly

시설노인과 재가노인의 식습관과 정신건강 상태에 관한 실태조사

  • Han, Myung-Joo (Dept. of Food & Nutrition, College of Home Economics, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Koo, Sung-Ja (Dept. of Food & Nutrition, College of Home Economics, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Lee, Young-Soon (Dept. of Food & Nutrition, College of Home Economics, Kyung Hee University)
  • 한명주 (경희대학교 가정대학 식품영양학과) ;
  • 구성자 (경희대학교 가정대학 식품영양학과) ;
  • 이영순 (경희대학교 가정대학 식품영양학과)
  • Published : 1998.12.30

Abstract

The dietary habit, health condition and the cognition concerning the health food have been surveyed with the help of the 151 old people living in In-Cheon and Seoul. In this study, the old are classified as an institution for the aged and the old in their own home. The preference and mental health condition influenced on dietary habits have been surveyed as wall. Their dietary habits such s three meals a day and a regular meal time have show) that they have generally good eating habits. Psychologically, the old in an institution for the aged think their health condition is not so good in comparison with the old in their own home. The old in their own home have good condition in that they can go up the stairs, exercise often and walk relatively well. Moreover, men's health condition is better than women. The old generally like meats(especially beef) and prefer sesame oil, perilla oil, soy been oil to Western oil. They like sweat flavor the most and hot, salty taste in order. Thier favorite cooking method is a pot stew, soup and season. The difference between dietary habit and mental health based on an academic career, an allowance and a residential condition shows that the old who live alon have relatively terrible eating habit and the more learned, the better. The more pocket money they have, the better dietary habits they have. The old feel glommy in general and the old in an institution are more depressed and it is statistically significant.

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