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Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing 2010;12(3):191-199.
재가노인의 임파워먼트와 낙상효능감 간의 관계
하주영1, 윤옥종2, 안영미3
Abstract
Purpose
The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between empowerment and falls efficacy in community dwelling older adults.
Methods
Data were collected from September 22 to October 23, 2008 when 309 elderly people completed a questionnaire which included the Empowerment Scale and the Falls Efficacy Scale. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, One-way ANOVA and Pearson correlation coefficients.
Results
There were significant differences in empowerment scores according to age, gender, education, marital status, ownership of residence, and monthly income. There were significant differences in falls efficacy scores according to education, marital status, ownership of residence and monthly spending money. There were positive correlations between empowerment and falls efficacy among older adults.
Conclusion
Future fall prevention and management programs for elders living in communities should be developed to reinforce empowerment
Key words: 노인, 임파워먼트, 낙상, 낙상효능감, 자기효능감(Elderly, Empowerment, Falls
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