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An Investigation of the Factors Affecting Social Seclusion and the Social Activity Needs in Husband-Wife Elderly Households


Citation: KAWAMURA, K.; TAKENAKA, Y.; TOKURA, E.; KIMURA, C.; TANABE, M.; ITO, H.; MIYAMA, T.; HORI, T.; MATSUMOTO, K. An Investigation of the Factors Affecting Social Seclusion and the Social Activity Needs in Husband-Wife Elderly Households JAS4QoL 2019, 5(1) 3 online at: http://as4qol.org/7Z5S0
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An Investigation of the Factors Affecting Social Seclusion and the Social Activity Needs in Husband-Wife Elderly Households

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       Kyoto Tachibana University, 34 Yamada-cho, Oyake, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto 607-8175, Japan (kawamura-k@tachibana-u.ac.jp)

Objectives: The present study investigated the factors causing social seclusion and understanding the social activities needed in husband-wife households to gain an insight in developing a program for preventing the elderly married couples from seclusion.

Methods: An anonymous questionnaire was distributed among a community of exclusively husband-wife elderly households (age: > 65 years). The questionnaire on self-efficacy scale with regard to going out among community-dwelling elderly (SEGE), rating scale for self-efficacy of physical activity in frail elderly people (physical activity SE), geriatric depression scale - short version-Japanese (GDS-S-J), and on social capital, age, gender, and long-term care level. SEGE values were categorized variables, while others were treated as individual variables by multiple regression analysis. In addition, the median SEGE values that were categorized by gender, confirmed the trends in social activity needs.

 

Results: In male elderly, ‘walking’, ‘stair-climbing’, ‘lifting a weight’ in the category of physical activity SE were high, and seclusion tendency was low in couples who had good husband-wife relationship, and seclusion tendency was high when GDS-S-J values were high. As for the female elderly, seclusion tendency was low when ‘walking’, ‘lifting a weight’, and social capital were high; the seclusion tendency was high when age, long-term care level, and GDS-S-J values were high. Additionally, the social activity needs did not exhibit differences when male and female elderly were compared separately according to median SEGE values.

Discussion: In the male elderly, it is important to prevent social seclusion from society via first mutual invitation to join social activity among the couples, and subsequently through intervention towards promoting elevated self-efficacy generated by couple-participation in physical activity. However, the female elderly can continue maintaining relationships with other community residents for their reciprocity. Thus, we found a gender difference needed to consider about seclusion prevention.

Keywords: social seclusion, elderly, husband wife households

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JAS4QoL – Volume 4(2) (March, 2018)


Citation: JAS4QoL – Volume 4(2) (March, 2018) JAS4QoL 2018, 4(2) online at: http://as4qol.org/0xBNO
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The Nexus of Identity and Language and the Teaching English in Japan

David Crespo

Language Research & Development, Imex Japan Co. Ltd., 3F Imex Building, 22-8 Shimomidori-cho, Shichiku, Kita-Ku, Kyoto 603-8425, Japan (icqol.secretary+jasqol@gmail.com)

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Effects of Chin-Don Therapy on Blood Levels of Cortisol, Beta-Endorphins, and Natural Killer Cell Activity: Relationships with Emotion, Behavior and Immunodefense System of the Elderly

Kanji Hatta

Department of Psychiatric Medicine, School of Nursing, Takarazuka University, Osaka, Japan (k-hatta@takara-univ.ac.jp)

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Early to Bed, Early to Rise Maketh Life Longer and Healthier

Anthony Foo Wah

Language Research & Development, Imex Japan Co. Ltd., 3F Imex Building, 22-8 Shimomidori-cho, Shichiku, Kita-Ku, Kyoto 603-8425, Japan (kagakueigo@imexjapan.co.jp )

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JAS4QoL – Volume 2(2) (June 2016)



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Nerve Growth Factor and Alzheimer’s Disease

Shoei Furukawa1

1Gifu Pharmaceutical University (Professor Emeritus))

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Difficulty of Japanese Students in Pronunciation of Certain Words and Numerals in Scientific English: Problems Arising from the Speaker's Native Tongue and Prior Exposure (Part 2)

FOONG Foo Wah1 FUJIWARA Yumi2 SATO Erina3

1Department of English for Pharmaceutical Communication, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, 5 Nakauchi-Cho, Misasagi, Yamashina-Ku, Kyoto 607-8414, JAPAN (affw78@mb.kyoto-phy.ac.jp, 78imexfw@gmail.com) 2Department of Education, Kyoto University of Education, Kyoto, JAPAN 3Department of Language Development, Imex Japan Co. Ltd., 3F Imex Japan Building, Shichiku, Kita-Ku, Kyoto 603-8425, JAPAN

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A Study of QoL in Japanese Cedar Pollinosis Patients: Relationships between QoL and Airborne Pollen Levels

OUCHI Yuri1

1Faculty of Nursing, Takarazuka University (y-oouchi@takara-univ.ac.jp)

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Assessment of the Effectiveness of Chin-Don Therapy on Emotion and Behavior of the Elderly: Facial Illustration-Based Self-Rating and SF8-Assessment Scores

Kanji HATTA1

1Department of Psychiatric Medicine, School of Nursing, Takarazuka University, Osaka, Japan (k-hatta@takara-univ.ac.jp)

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Depression Treatment May Need More Than Just Medication

FOONG Foo Wah1

1Department of Pharmaceutical Science Communication, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, 5, Nakauchi-Cho, Misasagi, Yamashina-Ku, Kyoto 607-8414, JAPAN (affw78@mb.kyoto-phy.ac.jp, 78imexfw@gmail.com)

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JAS4QoL – Volume 1(1) (January, 2015)


Citation: JAS4QoL – Volume 1(1) (January, 2015) JAS4QoL 2015, 1(1) online at: http://as4qol.org/uUWZF
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A Study of the Relationship Between Everyday Life and Gardens, Based on Water Systems in Kyoto City, Japan

Hidefumi IMAE

Article first published online: February 3, 2015

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Useful Treatment of Severe Atopic Dermatitis with Ganoderma lucidum (reishi): A Multiple-Case study

HONJO Michio and KUWABARA Masato

Article first published online: January 31, 2015

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First-Time Oral Presentation in Pharmaceutical Science English: Questionnaire Feedback from Pharmacy Students in a Japanese University

Foong FW, WAJIMA Rikako, MATSUNO Hikari, HASEGAWA Keito and OGASAWARA Hiroyuki

Article first published online: January 31, 2015

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Effective Lecturer-Student Microphone Use in a Lecture Room: A Useful Approach for Teaching and Learning Pharmaceutical Science English

FOONG FW, Matsuno H, Ogasawara H, Noguchi A, Hasegawa K and Wajima R

Article first published online: February 3, 2015

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Effects of Chin Don performance as a therapy to promote the psychological and health status in the elderly in a community setting: A multiple-case study

Kanji HATTA

Article first published online: January 31, 2015

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Effects of Cooperative Learning on Writing Activity of English for Special Purposes in Japanese University Students

FUJIWARA Yumi and SATO Erina

Article first published online: January 31, 2015

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Effects of Several Flavonoids and Tryptanthrin from the Brazilian Herbal Medicine Cissus sicyoides on Antigen-Induced Release of Cytokines, and Their Target Molecules in Rat Basophilic Leukemia Cells (RBL-2H3)

Hisashi MATSUDA, Hiroki HATA, Kaoru SUGAWARA, Fengming XU, Souichi NAKASHIMA, Masayuki YOSHIKAWA and Seikou NAKAMURA

Article first published online: February 3, 2015

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Philosophical Note

Times Change: Dr. TEZUKA Osamu and his Dr. Black Jack

ITO Ken

Article first published online: January 31, 2015

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