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A Study on the Difference of Residential Consciousness by Regional Comparison of the Elderly in Korea (도시와 농촌 거주에 따른 한국노인의 주의식 차이에 관한 조사연구)

  • Choi, Myung-Kyu
    • Journal of the Korean Institute of Rural Architecture
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    • v.6 no.3
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    • pp.15-24
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    • 2004
  • Korea is facing a serious elderly problem, because the elderly population and households have been increasing radically. To cope with the coming elderly problem, social welfare services and elderly housing need to be carefully prepared. Especially, elderly housing has been recognized to be promising to solve the great portion of the problem. In this point of view, I attempted, in this study, to show the theoretical bases on the residential environment for the elderly households and their residential consciousness. I make a survey of residential consciousness of the elderly on 575 Koreans aged 60 or more, and analyze the difference of residential consciousness of them by regional comparison of the elderly. The result of this study will be expected to be a reference to the housing planning for the elderly household in Korea.

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A Study on the Needs of Elderly Housing of the Elderly in Seoul (서울시 중산층 노인의 실버주거에 대한 의식조사 연구)

  • 박남희;윤정숙
    • Proceeding of Spring/Autumn Annual Conference of KHA
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    • pp.149-153
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    • 2002
  • The purpose of this study was to survey the needs of elderly housing of the elderly who lives in Seoul in order to offer the information helpful to elderly housing designers and elderly policy makers. Documentary research and interview survey methods were used in this research. The sample was taken from 30 the elderly living in Seoul. Data were analyzed with the SPSS PC+ window version. The results were as follows: 1) there is little difference between age groups. The older groups had traditional sense of value that count on their children to serve. 2) the demands for elderly housing are not so much but those who have want to live in elderly housing want to live with their family and relatives in the suburbs of Seoul.

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A Comparative Study of Social Support, Depression, and Life Satisfaction in the Urban and Rural Elderly; (일부 도시와 농촌 지역 노인의 사회적지지, 우울, 생활 만족도에 관한 비교 연구)

  • Park, Jeong-Mo;Sim, Mi-Kyung
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
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    • v.13 no.4
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    • pp.689-698
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    • 2002
  • Purpose: The study was carried out to identify the correlations among social support, depression and life satisfaction, and compare them between the rural and urban elderly. Method: The study participants included 57 rural elderly and 59 urban elderly, who were surveyed and interviewed using social support and depression. like satisfaction inventories by nursing students from May, 2002 to June, 2002. Result: The mean scores of social support and life satisfaction in the urban elderly were higher than those in the rural elderly. However, significant differences in the variables between the two elderly groups were not found. The mean score of depression in the rural elderly was higher than that in the urban elderly, but a significant difference between the two groups in depression was not found. Social support was significantly correlates with age, religion, health status in the urban elderly and with family in the rural elderly. Depression was significantly correlated with religion, monthly expenditure, health status in the both groups. Life satisfaction was significantly correlated with age. marital status, religion, monthly expenditure in the urban elderly and with health status in the rural elderly. Social support, depression and life satisfaction were correlated each other in the urban elderly. The significant correlations were found between depression and life satisfaction, and between social support and life satisfaction in the rural elderly. Conclusion: The results suggest that further replicated studies are needed with larger samples. Appropriate nursing interventions with the consideration of characteristics of the rural and urban elderly are needed and developed to improve their social support and depression.

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Walking Analysis in Dementia using GAITRite Ambulation System (GAITRite보행시스템을 이용한 치매노인의 보행분석)

  • Kim, Jong-Min;Kim, Jin-Ju;Park, Su-Yeon;Cha, Jae-Hyeon;Kim, Min-Jung;Kim, Jin-A
    • Journal of Korean Clinical Health Science
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    • v.5 no.1
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    • pp.816-824
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    • 2017
  • Purpose. This study was classified into normal and demented elderly through K-MMSE. The purpose of this study was to analyze gait characteristics of normal elderly and demented peoples using GAITRite walking system. Methods. The subjects of this study were selected as elderly people receiving home visit physical therapy. An independent t-test was conducted to verify the statistical significance of the time-space variables of the elderly with dementia. Results. Step time(p=0.041), cycle time(p=0.037), distance(p=0.024), and cadence(p=0.048) were significantly shorter in the normal elderly than in the demented elderly on flat place. The mean age was significantly longer in normal elderly than in elderly persons with dementia. Step time(p=0.022), cycle time(p=0.023), distance(p=0.019), and cadence(p=0.015) were significantly shorter in the mat walking. The mean age was significantly longer in normal elderly than in elderly patients with dementia. Stretch time, cycle time, distance, and hair support time were significantly shorter in the mat walking. The mean age of the elderly was significantly longer than that of the elderly with dementia. The spinal support time, which is a spatial variable, was significantly shorter in the normal elderly than in the demented elderly. Conclusions. It compares the various gait characteristics of the normal and demented elderly people, thereby increasing the walking ability of the elderly person more effectively. This study should be utilized as basic data for preventing fall-down.

A Study on Health Status of Elderly Women in Urban Area (도시 여성노인의 주관적 건강상태)

  • Cho, Dong-Sook
    • Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing
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    • v.12 no.1
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    • pp.61-69
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    • 2006
  • Purpose: The study was done to identify the perceived health status of elderly women and men, and define the difference between the two groups. Method: The subjects of this study were 209 elderly people over 60 years living in urban areas. The data was collected through personal interviews using questionnaires from September to October 2002. Data was categorized by content analysis and then data was analyzed with the SPSS program by frequency and Chi-square tests. Result: Elderly women complained of types of pain(leg pain, arthritis, lumbago, headache) more than elderly men. Elderly men complained about decreased levels of activities such as walking and general weakness. Elderly men and women have discomforts in daily living such as walking and doing household chores. First, elderly men and women want good health and improvement of health status. Second, women want happiness for their offspring, but men want to improve the government and the laws. Conclusion: Elderly women want relief from pain, but elderly men want an increased level of activity. The findings of this study give useful information to conduct health education and care for elderly women.

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Comparison about the Study of elderly housing in Korea , U.S.A. and Japan ( I ) -Focusing on Japan (노인주거관련연구의 한.미 .일 비교 ( I ) - 일본의 경우 -)

  • 신경주
    • Journal of the Korean housing association
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    • v.5 no.1
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    • pp.1-7
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    • 1994
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the difference in the trend of the study of elderly housing for the suggestion of the direction in Korea. This study was the first series about the study of elderly housing and analysed the 164 pieces of researches in Japan. The data were analysed classification with contents first, then examined the class in chronological order, and suggest the trend in the study of elderly housing in Japan. 1. The study of elderly facilities was reported the highest interest and was completed in the latter half of the 1980s except the payment elderly home in Japan. 2. Their second interest was the study of general elderly housing. Rural elderly facilities as a local elderly housing were researched frequently. 3. The study of housing for three generation was studied much in early 1980s, but decreased concerns these days. The study of housing for the elderly was studied the latter of 1980s and concerns were sustained. 4. Trend of the study of elderly housing was classified as follows; 1950s was the stage of unconsciousness, 1960s was the stage of sprout, 1970s was the stage of blossom, 1980s was the stage in full bloom and then the study was peak in 1986 and slowly decrease the concern. 5. In 1990s the study of elderly housing was moved into elderly facilities in a consumer's view and older people's life their family relation.

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A Proposal of the Comprehensive 'Aging in Place' Support Institution through the Analysis of the Legal System and Recognition Survey of the Elderly Housing Modification (국내의 노인주거 개조 지원 관련 법제도 현황 및 인식조사를 통한 Aging in Place 종합지원기관 도입 필요성 제안)

  • Kim, Mi-ran;Lee, Kyung-Hoon
    • Journal of the Architectural Institute of Korea Planning & Design
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    • v.34 no.10
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    • pp.75-82
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    • 2018
  • This study suggests the general support center with comprehensive services for the elderly. In general, the modifications of the elderly housing have a direct influence on the "Quality of life" and "Aging in place" for the elderly. But until now, the elderly housing modification has been carried out separately on the elderly welfare category. It is very inefficient and inconvenient for the elderly. Therefore, it is necessary to have a comprehensive organization that includes the implementation of modifications. To provide reasons for this insistence, this study analyzed the previous research, legal system guidelines, and others related things. And it researched the perception of the comprehensive institution and the need for housing modification through the recognition survey of the elderly and the early elderly. The study found that the current domestic legal system does not have an integrated system to carry out the entire process of applying and implementing the elderly housing modification. On the other hand, the results of the survey showed that the elderly hoped to introduce a comprehensive and user-friendly institution for housing modification.

The Effect of the Innovative Characteristics and the Consumer Characteristics of the AI Elderly Care Robot on the Intention to Acceptance (AI 노인 돌봄 로봇의 혁신특성과 노인소비자특성이 수용의도에 미치는 영향)

  • Xiao, Ye.;Kim, Chee-Yong
    • Journal of Korea Multimedia Society
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    • v.23 no.10
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    • pp.1318-1330
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    • 2020
  • The purpose of this study is to identify the effect of the innovation characteristics that AI Elderly Care Robots have on elderly consumers and to verify the acceptance or mediated resistance by the elderly of the innovation characteristics. Research was conducted throughout this study of the characteristics of the elderly so that the study results could contribute to the improvement of the quality and manufacture of AI Elderly Care Robots by lowering the psychological resistance of the elderly. Survey questions were answered by senior citizens aged 65 and older. The SPSS25 and AMOS22 programs were used for analysis. The analysis confirmed that innovation resistance has a significant mediated effect on the characteristics of elderly consumers and their willingness to accept the innovation characteristics of the AI Elderly Care Robots. Through this study, Ram's innovation resistance model has been verified empirically and it is estimated that by considering the specificities of elderly consumers and using the information to contribute to the development and modification of AI Elderly Care Robots will increase the willingness of the elderly to accept the innovation characteristics of the AI Elderly Care Robots.

A Study on the Financial Stress and Retailer Selection of the Elderly

  • Kim, Jong-Jin
    • Journal of Distribution Science
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    • v.15 no.6
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    • pp.25-36
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    • 2017
  • Purpose - The purpose of the study was to investigate the financial difficulty of the elderly in each income group and to examine the factors having related influence. The study adopted models with Korean welfare panel material and examined factors that having influence upon low income elderly's selection on retail business. Research design, data, and methodology - The study investigated the effects having influence upon the financial difficulty of elderly household as well as common household. It also examined independence variables having influence upon household's financial stress and found out the direction of financial control in elderly household. The study investigated the effect of financial stress upon economy to support consumption of the elderly. Results - In cases of financial difficulties, independent variables of the debt increased the financial difficulties of elderly households relying upon traditional markets. The elderly households had financial difficulties because of independent variables of the debt except for loan from financial institution. Conclusions - In this study, the elderly's financial stress had influence upon the use of retail business and the characteristics of residing and family. Further study shall give support policies for the elderly to alleviate financial burden.

Perception About the Elderly Among Undergraduate Students Interested in the Elderly Care Business (노인관련 창업에 관심있는 대학생들의 노인인식)

  • Shin, Mi-Ja
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing Administration
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    • v.17 no.4
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    • pp.551-562
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    • 2011
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the perception about the elderly among undergraduate students interested in the elderly care business. Method: In this descriptive research, a total of 183 undergraduate students were participated. The instrument was consisted of a 18-item semantic differential scale developed by Sanders et al (1984). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe test, Pearson's correlation coefficients by SPSS 18.0. Result: Undergraduate students' perception about the elderly was slightly positive($2.98{\pm}1.51$). The significant factors associated with the perception about the elderly were gender, age, present residing state with the elderly, experience of residing with the elderly at the past. Male students' perception about the elderly was more positive than female. Among 18 items, 'wise' and 'knowledgeable' was highly related to the perception about the elderly(r=.671, p=.001). Conclusion: These findings indicate that the items of optimistic, attractive, flexible and good were the impressive perceptions about the elderly for the undergraduate students. The result of this study can be utilized to promote perception about the elderly among undergraduate students.