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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2006;12(1):21-27.
Published online June 30, 2006.
Quality of Life Related to Learning Style among Healthy Elderly
Lee, Myung-Ok;
Nursing Division, Hallym University
삶의 질과 학습유형의 관계: 건강한 노인을 대상으로
한림대학교 간호학부
This is a descriptive study to identify the relationship of quality of life and learning style of the elderly. Method: 106 elderly persons living in Seoul were surveyed using a questionnaire to identify their demographic characteristics, learning styles, and perceived quality of life. Results: 17% of the respondents were in the low quality of life (QOL). The QOL showed significantly different according to learning styles, gender, current health status, perceived level of current life happiness, and monthly pocket money. The highest average score of QOL was found in the Assimilator group, and the lowest average score was found in the Diverger group. Conclusions: Among the four categories significantly related to QOL, the case of learning style and current health status are the categories by which nurses can intervene to improve QOL. Thus, nurses should emphasize the relationship to improve the clients' QOL. Since the scores of QOL were high for the Assimilator and Accomodator groups, nurse should identify the learning style of the elderly as soon as possible and then help those who are under-developed, to further develop Assimilator and Accomodator learning styles.
Key Words: Learning, Quality of life, Elderly
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