フジイ, チエコ 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
岡久, 玲子 Department of Community Nursing, Major in Nursing, Institute of Health Bioscience, the University of Tokushima 徳島大学 教育研究者総覧 KAKEN研究者をさがす
松下, 恭子 Department of Community Nursing, Major in Nursing, Institute of Health Bioscience, the University of Tokushima 徳島大学 教育研究者総覧 KAKEN研究者をさがす
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.
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
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