Korean J Health Promot.  2018 Jun;18(2):90-97. 10.15384/kjhp.2018.18.2.90.

Factors Affecting the Successful Aging of Late Middle-Aged Adults

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Nursing, College of Nursing, Daegu Catholic University, Daegu, Korea. yjlee39@cu.ac.kr

Abstract

BACKGROUND
As aging is a process that everyone must experience, life expectancy is getting longer and living standards are getting better. But aging can be successful or unsuccessful. Middle-aged adults experience an existential crisis of physical burdens and middle-aged crises, thereby changing the quality of life in old age. The purpose of this study was to identify the factors affecting successful aging in middle-aged adults.
METHODS
This is a cross sectional descriptive study design was used to examine the association among middle-age crisis, perceived health status, self-esteem, social support and successful aging in late middle-aged adults.
RESULTS
Perceived health status and social support had a statistically significant effect on successful aging, and middle-aged crisis and self-esteem were not significant. The factors' determination value was 63.6%.
CONCLUSIONS
The perceived health status and social support of middle-aged adults may help the successful aging of middle-aged adults. Therefore, it is necessary to develop education for health promoting activities and social support programs with various materials.

Keyword

Middle-aged; Aging; Health status; Social support
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