Determinants of life satisfaction among Japanese elderly women attending health care and welfare service facilities

Chiemi Onishi, Kyoko Yuasa, Masako Sei, Ashraf A. Ewis, Takuro Nakano, Hokuma Munakata, Yutaka Nakahori

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Abstract

Prolonged life expectancy must be recognized as an excellent achievement of modern medicine, but not all the elderly people are satisfied with their lives. Life satisfaction is a multi-dimensional issue that depends on many objective and subjective characteristics. In this study, we aimed at investigating the factors affecting life satisfaction of 314 elderly Japanese women attending in 28 elderly-care and welfare facilities at Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. Our results indicated that elderly subjects with depression tendencies always show significantly lower degrees of life satisfaction than others who are not depressed (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-80
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Medical Investigation
Volume57
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Delivery of Health Care
Modern 1601-history
Life Expectancy
Japan
Depression

Keywords

  • Decision making
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Elderly women
  • Life satisfaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Onishi, C., Yuasa, K., Sei, M., Ewis, A. A., Nakano, T., Munakata, H., & Nakahori, Y. (2010). Determinants of life satisfaction among Japanese elderly women attending health care and welfare service facilities. Journal of Medical Investigation, 57(1-2), 69-80.

Determinants of life satisfaction among Japanese elderly women attending health care and welfare service facilities. / Onishi, Chiemi; Yuasa, Kyoko; Sei, Masako; Ewis, Ashraf A.; Nakano, Takuro; Munakata, Hokuma; Nakahori, Yutaka.

In: Journal of Medical Investigation, Vol. 57, No. 1-2, 02.2010, p. 69-80.

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Onishi, C, Yuasa, K, Sei, M, Ewis, AA, Nakano, T, Munakata, H & Nakahori, Y 2010, 'Determinants of life satisfaction among Japanese elderly women attending health care and welfare service facilities', Journal of Medical Investigation, vol. 57, no. 1-2, pp. 69-80.
Onishi, Chiemi ; Yuasa, Kyoko ; Sei, Masako ; Ewis, Ashraf A. ; Nakano, Takuro ; Munakata, Hokuma ; Nakahori, Yutaka. / Determinants of life satisfaction among Japanese elderly women attending health care and welfare service facilities. In: Journal of Medical Investigation. 2010 ; Vol. 57, No. 1-2. pp. 69-80.
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