Korean J Adult Nurs.  2012 Apr;24(2):99-108.

Factors Associated Quality of Life of Elderly in Non-paid or Paid Assisted Living Facilities

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  • 1College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. jinred@empal.com

Abstract

PURPOSE
The study was done to identify factors influencing the quality of life of elderly in non-paid or paid assisted living facilities.
METHODS
Data were collected by questionnaires from 634 elderly in Seoul and Gyeonggi province. Measures were self-esteem, activities of daily living, depression, family support, health status, facility adaptation, care facility's quality, and quality of life. Data were analyzed using chi2-test, independent t-test, ANCOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients, and stepwise multiple regression with SPSS/WIN 15.0 version.
RESULTS
The significant factors influencing quality of life of elderly in non-paid assisted living facilities were care facility's quality, depression, self-esteem, family support, education, and activity of daily living, which explained about 40.4% of the variance. The significant factors influencing quality of life of elderly in paid assisted living facilities were activity of daily living, depression, family support, education, care facility's quality, and facility adaptation, which explained about 83.9% of the variance.
CONCLUSION
The results suggest that type of assisted living facilities in developing nursing interventions to improve quality of life of elderly should be considered.

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