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The Study of Activities of Daily Living Performance and Quality of Life for Elderly Residents in the Daejeon City

  • Korean Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Abbr : Korean J of Occup Ther
  • 2005, 13(1), pp.45-56
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Occupational Therapy
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Working Therapeutics

장기연 1 강정미 2

1우송대학교 작업치료학과
2성세재활의원 작업치료실

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ABSTRACT

Objective : This study is designed for gaining relationship between ADL performance and quality of life by measuring the relating factors to the activities of daily living and quality of life for elderly's in Daejeon city. Methods : For this investigation, we chose 500 of elderly who were over 65 old, and inhabited in Daejeon city. For the assessment of this study, .Barthel Index, Frenchy Activities Index, and the factors of SF-12 which is related to quality of life were used. Results : The finding of this study were as follow. The mean of BADL performance score of elderly in Daejeon was 96.05 (SD 11.04) and there were significant differences at BADL performance by marriage status, family organization and existence of off- spring and occupation (p<0.05). The mean of IADL performance score of elderly in Daejeon was 18.41 (SD 10.28) and there were significant differences at IADL performance by sex, age, educational status, family organization , and existence of off-spring and occupation (p<0.05). BADL and IADL performance scores were significantly high when elderly's satisfactions of living and subjectivity of health status were high (p<0.05). Conclusion : For promoting elderly's quality of life, occupational therapists should have a plan of intervention which prepared for the complement of elderly's dependency problems and preserving their own life spontaneously and affirmatively.

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