J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2005 Dec;12(3):382-388.

Correlational Study of IADL, Self-Esteem, Empowerment of Elderly People Living at Home

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Mokpo Catholic University. mjmoon@mcu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was investigate the relationship between IADL, self-esteem and empowerment of elderly home residents. METHOD: The data were collected from Aug. 1st to September 30, 2004. The participants were 274 elderly people who lived at home. Data were collected using structured questionnaire and analysed using the SPSS program. RESULT: Mean scores for IADL, self-esteem and empowerment were 3.74, 3.22, 3.36 respectively. IADL and self-esteem showed a significantly positive correlation to empowerment. CONCLUSION: This results indicate that the elderly people need more self-esteem and empowerment. Therefor it is important to develop effective strategies to enhance empowerment in elderly people.

Keyword

Elderly; IADL; Self-esteem; Empowerment
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