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Prevalence and Risk factors of Depression in Women Elderly Living alone in Korea

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2014, 10(2), pp.307-326
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Hye-Ryoung Kim 1

1인제대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of depression and its risk factors among women elderly living alone in Korea. A total of 2,589 of women elderly living alone from the 2008 Report on the Korean National Older Adults Life Survey were selected. The prevalence of depression of women elderly living alone was 40.6%. Depression was more prevalent as women elderly living alone with lower education level; as elderly with basic livelihood support; elderly who participated in social activity at least once in a week; as elderly with limited IADL; as elderly with diagnosed diseases; who did perform moderate-intensity physical activity less than 30 minutes in duration, and 5 days or more per week; elderly with high nutrition risk; elderly with impaired cognitive function. The finding of prevalence of depression and its' risk factors among women elderly living alone is expected to promote the strategy to reduce depression prevalence for women elderly living alone in Korea.

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