ID 106021
Author
Fujii, Chieko Major in Health Sciences, Graduate School of Health Sciences, the University of Tokushima|Department of Community Nursing, Major in Nursing, Institute of Health Bioscience, the University of Tokushima
Okahisa, Reiko Department of Community Nursing, Major in Nursing, Institute of Health Bioscience, the University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Matsushita, Yasuko Department of Community Nursing, Major in Nursing, Institute of Health Bioscience, the University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Tada, Toshiko Department of Community Nursing, Major in Nursing, Institute of Health Bioscience, the University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
mountainous region
elderly people
ICT
health behavior
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
The aim of this study is to clarify the health behavior of elderly people engaged in agriculture and information communication technology (ICT). The participants were 61 people engaged in agriculture in conjunction with ICT systems (group A), and 49 people not engaged in this (group B) from among the people aged 65 years or over in village C, both living located in a mountain areas. Data were collected from August 2009 to June 2011 in two stages : interviews to members of group A through home visits, and a group survey of groups A and B through questionnaires. The results of the study were as follows : 1) members of group A lived with feelings of attachment to the land to which they were accustomed and showed gratitude to their ancestors ; 2) in group A, the desire of participants to continue their life was sufficient motivation to look after their own health and maintain independence ; and 3) they provided a new challenge and a sense of achievement. The results suggest that the health behavior in group A was behavior adopted voluntarily in order to maintain an independent lifestyle supported by working, and it is likely to be linked to the preservation of health.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
59
Issue
1-2
Start Page
192
End Page
205
Sort Key
192
Published Date
2012-02
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DOI (Published Version)
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language
eng
TextVersion
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departments
Medical Sciences