2012 Volume 2 Issue 2 Pages 53-57
Aim: The purpose of the study was to examine the characteristics of homebound in the community elderly residents and cut-off values in lifestyle. Methods: Lifestyle was evaluated with the health assessment survey in ACity in 2007 that contains questionnaire entries of problematic behavior in elderly: homebound (shutting oneself in his/her room or house), lifestyle, life function, self-rated health. The subjects of the survey were 211 residents. Results: We examined the relationship between homebound and each problem behavior. Relationships of homebound with age, lifestyle, life function, self-rated health were statistically significant. In the ROC analysis, AUC (area under the curve) of lifestyle in homebound showed high score 0.88. Conclusion: When performing prevention activities for the homebound in communities, it was suggested that it is an effective to examine the contents of social lifestyle, life function.