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A Study on the Safety Facilities of Senior Citizen Centers (Kyongrodang) in Busan

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2011, 7(1), pp.213-226
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Bae Jeong Yee ORD ID 1 정상태 2 Maengseok Noh 3 Sohn,Hae-Sook 4 Hong Juhee 1 Yeom, Seok-Ran ORD ID 5 Tae-Gu KIM 6 마창수 7 Kim, Yoonjung 8

1이화여자대학교
2University of Southern California
3서울대학교
4전북대학교
5전남대학교 의학대학원
6일본 요코하마 국립대학
7서울시립대학교
8인제대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Accidents involving elderly are an important cause of death and disability. They also have enormous financial implications The objective of this study was to investigate the safety facilities of senior citizen centers (Kyongrodang) in Busan. Methods: This descriptive study conducted visit-surveys with organized questionnaires and sampled 389 Kyongrodang in Busan. Data collected was analyzed descriptive statistics SPSS/WIN 17.0. Results: Findings revealed that gas leak sensor, fire alarm, smoke detector, sprinkler were not properly installed in almost senior citizen centers. The installations of first-aid kit and fire extinguisher are needed for elderly safety promotion, Conclusion: In senior citizens' centers, fall prevention safety education should be activated as a injury prevention program. This study gave a very useful and important data to prepare accident prevention program and to prepare accident prevention strategies.

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