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The Analysis of the Difficult Activities and the Important Activities in the Daily Living at Home for Elderly People

  • Korean Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Abbr : Korean J of Occup Ther
  • 2005, 13(3), pp.1-14
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Occupational Therapy
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Working Therapeutics

Kyeong-Mi Kim 1 Chang, Moon-Young 1 박미희 2

1인제대학교 의생명공학대학 작업치료학과
2인제대학교 대학원 뇌과학과

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ABSTRACT

Objective : The purpose of this study was to investigate the difficult activities and the important activities in the daily living at home for elderly people by gender and age. Methods : We chose 49 elderly people who were over 65 old and inhabited in Kimhae city. For the assesment of this study, we used a questionnaire about general trait of characters and difficult and important ADL for elderly people based on Occupational Therapy Practice Framework Domain and Process(2002). We used interview method to get the information. Results : The most difficult ADL ranked from the first to the forth were as follow, cleaning, health management and maintenance, meal preparation and cleanup, bathing and showering. Functional mobility and laundry both ranked the fifth. In difficult ADL, Meal preparation and cleanup, bowel and bladder management, cleaning were made significant differences by gender. and personal hygiene was made by age. The most important ADL ranked from the first to fifth were as follow, health management and maintenance, eating, personal hygiene, bowel and bladder management and bathing and showering. In important ADL, Meal preparation and cleanup were made a significant difference by gender. and personal hygiene and laundry were made by age. Conclusion : We recognized that these elderly people had investigate that the difficult activities and the important activities in the daily living at home by gender and age. When we apply training in the clinical settings and develope new product for elderly people, the difficult and the important ADL should be considered by gender and age.

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