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Gender Differences in Factors Affecting Life Satisfaction of the Elderly with Multimorbidity in Korea

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College of Nursing, Ewha Womans University, Seoul 03760, Korea
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Infectious Disease Department, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY 10065, USA
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Academic Editor: Richard Gray
Received: 28 December 2020 / Revised: 24 January 2021 / Accepted: 28 January 2021 / Published: 1 February 2021
To enhance the life satisfaction of the elderly with multimorbidity, it is necessary to investigate the relevant factors and to examine the differences in factors according to gender. The aim of this study was to identify factors affecting life satisfaction of the elderly with multimorbidity in the community by gender in Korea. We analyzed data from 2140 participants with multimorbidity who were aged 65 or older and participated in the Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing (KLoSA) in 2016. A multivariate linear regression analysis was conducted to examine the factors affecting life satisfaction among male and female older participants with multimorbidity. The most common pattern of multimorbidity of women was hypertension and arthritis/rheumatism, while that of men was hypertension and diabetes mellitus. Some factors, such as depression, exercise, and number of chronic diseases, affected both male and female participants, but others related to life satisfaction varied by gender. Therefore, it is necessary to consider the characteristics of multiple chronic diseases, and policy support should be provided in consideration of gender differences to improve the life satisfaction of the elderly. View Full-Text
Keywords: multimorbidity; life satisfaction; gender; elderly; Korea multimorbidity; life satisfaction; gender; elderly; Korea
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Kim, J.; Lee, M.; Dan, H. Gender Differences in Factors Affecting Life Satisfaction of the Elderly with Multimorbidity in Korea. Nurs. Rep. 2021, 11, 54-63. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/nursrep11010006

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Kim J, Lee M, Dan H. Gender Differences in Factors Affecting Life Satisfaction of the Elderly with Multimorbidity in Korea. Nursing Reports. 2021; 11(1):54-63. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/nursrep11010006

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Kim, Jeonghyun, Minkyung Lee, and Hyunju Dan. 2021. "Gender Differences in Factors Affecting Life Satisfaction of the Elderly with Multimorbidity in Korea" Nursing Reports 11, no. 1: 54-63. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/nursrep11010006

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