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Study on Knowledge of the Elderly's physical, psychological and social aspects among College Students in Physical Therapy

  • Journal of the Korean Society of Physical Medicine
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Phys Med
  • 2014, 9(4), pp.375-389
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Physical Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Physical Therapy > Other physical therapy

Chung-Joa Ahn 1 myungchul kim 1 김승균 2 Han Seul-ki 3

1을지대학교
2자생한방병원
3대전요양병원

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Purpose : The purpose of this study is to develop medical services for the elderly and qualitatively enhance physical therapy for them by analyzing korean students' knowledge of the elderly. Methods : A total of 1027 male/female undergraduate students majoring in physical therapy were selected to examine the knowledge of the elderly. The knowledge of physical, psychological, and social aspects were investigated and measured by FAQ I of palmore (1988) and a scale developed by Yunjin et al (1982). T-test, One-way-ANOVA and Scheff test were used. Result : The percentage of the students who correctly answered the questions on the elderly was 53.6%. In particular, the higher error rates were seen in the social(56.9%) and psychological(57.6%) aspects compared in the physical (33.7%) aspects. Those who answered the questions correctly were over 30s (63.69%, p=0.000), seniors(57%, p=0.000)and grown in cities(53.91%, p=0.001). In addition, students who took lessons on the elderly (57.71%, p=0.032)and had experiences in voluntary services (54.09%, p=0.023) were significantly higher in answering the questions correctly. Conclusion : When students learned about the elderly, social and psychological aspects should be reinforced. The knowledge levels of the elderly can be elevated though voluntary services. It is thought that a follow-up study would be continuously neede to improve physical therapists' knowledge on the elderly and quality of available services.

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