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The influence of the health promotion behaviours on the life satisfaction of the elderly with diabetes – a mediating effect of depression

The influence of the health promotion behaviours on the life satisfaction of the elderly with diabetes – a mediating effect of depression

With increasing elderly living with diabetes, health professionals have focused on the relations between behaviours improving health status and life satisfaction. This research attempts to explain the influence of the health promotion behaviours on the life satisfaction of the elderly with diabetes. Also, we are studying whether there is a mediating effect of depression between health promotion behaviours and life satisfaction of the elderly with diabetes. 685 persons with diabetes over 60 years of age were selected from the data of KLoSA (Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing), administered by The National lnstitute of Labor in 2006. Life satisfaction was measured by 5 items: health status, economic status, relationship with a spouse, relationship with children, and the quality of life.

Health promotion behaviors were measured by 4 items: regular diet, exercise, smoking, and drinking. The mediating variable is the depression measured by CES-D10 (The Center for Epidemiological Studies – Depression Scale 10). As the method of analysis, the multiple regressions were used with SPSS 12.0.The result of the study shows that the health promotion behaviours have a positive influence on life satisfaction and a negative influence on depression. lt was also verified that the depression variable has a partial mediating effect between health promotion behaviours and life satisfaction. These results present the importance of integrated (physical, psychological, and social) approach for the health promotion experts intervening with the elderly with diabetes.

Speakers: Su-Jin Chae
Conference: Demo
Areas of Interest / Categories: Health Promotion

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