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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303948
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Influencing Factors of Well-Aging Behaviors According to Life-Course
Author(s):
Kim, GiYon; Son, Youn-Jung; Kwon, Boeun
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Alpha
Author Details:
GiYon Kim, RN, PhD, gykim@yonsei.ac.kr; Youn-Jung Son, PhD; Boeun Kwon, PhD, RN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: With the rise in the average life expectancy, the interest in well-aging has increased. Well-aging is a multidimensional concept in which the appropriate maintenance of one’s mental, cognitive and social function as well as physical health is emphasized. In other words, well-aging can be achieved when mental aspects (self-esteem or self-confidence), physical aspects (good lifestyles and reduction of risk factors associated with disease), and social aspects (active engagement with life) have been achieved. For well-aging, it is necessary to activate efforts such as maintenance of health lifestyle from childhood or adolescence rather than anti-aging efforts in mid-life or older age. Women may be more vulnerable to the aging process compared to men, because women experience hormonal changes throughout life span, that is, during pregnancy, delivery, and menopause. Most previous research on aging has been focused on aging among middle-aged or older women, and there has been no consideration of women’s characteristics according to life-course and effects of physical, psychosocial, and hormonal changes experienced throughout life span. The purpose of this study is to identify the factors influencing well-aging behavior according to the life-course of Korean women.

 Methods: Design: Cross-sectional study. Sample: The participants were a convenience sample of Korean women 14 years or older, living in four main provinces and the capital city of Seoul. Instruments: For measurement of well-aging behaviors as a dependent variable, a questionnaire composed by our research team based on previous research was used. Data analysis: Data are being analyzed using multiple regressions to identify factors influencing well-aging behaviors according to life-course.

 Results: None to report at time of abstract submission.

 Conclusion: From the results of this study, we expect that health professionals will be able to improve their understanding about well-aging and develop programs to enhance well-aging behavior according to life-course.

Keywords:
women; Well-aging
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInfluencing Factors of Well-Aging Behaviors According to Life-Courseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKim, GiYonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSon, Youn-Jungen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKwon, Boeunen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Alphaen_GB
dc.author.detailsGiYon Kim, RN, PhD, gykim@yonsei.ac.kr; Youn-Jung Son, PhD; Boeun Kwon, PhD, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303948-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><strong><b>Purpose</strong>: </b>With the rise in the average life expectancy, the interest in well-aging has increased. Well-aging is a multidimensional concept in which the appropriate maintenance of one’s mental, cognitive and social function as well as physical health is emphasized. In other words, well-aging can be achieved when mental aspects (self-esteem or self-confidence), physical aspects (good lifestyles and reduction of risk factors associated with disease), and social aspects (active engagement with life) have been achieved. For well-aging, it is necessary to activate efforts such as maintenance of health lifestyle from childhood or adolescence rather than anti-aging efforts in mid-life or older age. Women may be more vulnerable to the aging process compared to men, because women experience hormonal changes throughout life span, that is, during pregnancy, delivery, and menopause. Most previous research on aging has been focused on aging among middle-aged or older women, and there has been no consideration of women’s characteristics according to life-course and effects of physical, psychosocial, and hormonal changes experienced throughout life span. The purpose of this study is to identify the factors influencing well-aging behavior according to the life-course of Korean women. <p> <strong><b>Methods</strong>: </b><b>Design</b>: Cross-sectional study. <b>Sample</b>: The participants were a convenience sample of Korean women 14 years or older, living in four main provinces and the capital city of Seoul. <b>Instruments</b>: For measurement of well-aging behaviors as a dependent variable, a questionnaire composed by our research team based on previous research was used. <b>Data analysis</b>: Data are being analyzed using multiple regressions to identify factors influencing well-aging behaviors according to life-course. <p> <strong><b>Results</strong>: </b>None to report at time of abstract submission. <p> <strong><b>Conclusion</strong>: </b>From the results of this study, we expect that health professionals will be able to improve their understanding about well-aging and develop programs to enhance well-aging behavior according to life-course.en_GB
dc.subjectwomenen_GB
dc.subjectWell-agingen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:26:25Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:26:25Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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