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ERIC Number: EJ966357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0091-4150
Factors Associated with ADL and IADL Dependency among Korean Centenarians: Reaching the 100-Year-Old Life Transition
Kim, Hyunjee; Lee, Taeyong; Lee, Sokgoo; Kim, Keonyeop; Lee, Sungkook; Kam, Sin; Ahn, Sangnam; Cho, Jinmyoung; Ory, Marcia G.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v74 n3 p243-264 2012
This study aims to examine the functional status of Korean centenarians, who have crossed the relatively rare but increasingly common life transition of living for a century. As functional health is one of the essential components of healthy aging, our primary objective is to identify the correlates of two aspects of functioning, activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL). Using a census survey conducted by the Korean National Statistical Office (KNSO) in 2005, we documented ADL and IADL limitations and analyzed their relationship to sociodemographic factors, health behaviors, social connectedness, and presence of diseases. The study participants were 796 adults aged 100 years or older. The mean age was 101.5 [plus or minus] 1.8, and females were 89.9% of the sample. Both ADL and IADL dependences were more common among females, those who did less physical activity, those who had more diseases, and those who did not participate in social activities. Intervention programs designed to address life-stage issues such as focusing on initiating healthy behaviors from youth, managing chronic diseases in mid-life, and fostering social participation in later life are recommended ways to improve functional independence and promote healthy aging among current and future generations of Korean centenarians. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea