Korean J Women Health Nurs.  2007 Jun;13(2):115-122.

A Study on the Health Behaviors, Physical Function, and Life Satisfaction for Elderly Women

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  • 1Catholic Sangji College, Korea. nurpark@hanmail.net
  • 2Kyungwon University, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was done to identify health behaviors, physical function, and life satisfaction in elderly women. Also, the study was done to identify the relationship among the variables of health behaviors, physical function, and life satisfaction in elderly women. METHOD: The subjects of this study were 205 elderly women. Data were collected through personal interviews using questionnaires from March to October 2005. Data were analyzed with the SPSS program. Result: There was a significant difference in health behaviors related to spouse, life satisfaction and education, social security and monthly income. There were significant relationships among health behaviors, physical function, and life satisfaction for elderly women.
CONCLUSION
The findings of this study give useful information for constructing a health-welfare program for elderly women.

Keyword

Health Behavior; Satisfaction; Aged; Women
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