Japanese Journal of Health Promotion and Physical Therapy
Online ISSN : 2187-3305
Print ISSN : 2186-3741
ISSN-L : 2186-3741
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The relationship between physical function and QOL of community‐dwelling elderly
HIROAKI IWASESHIN MURATAATSUKO KUBOMIZUKI HACHIYAMASAYUKI SOUMAAYA EDOKAZUHIKO FUJIWARAKENJI KAMIJOU
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2014 Volume 4 Issue 2 Pages 65-70

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This study aimed to comprehensively assess the quality of life (QOL) of community-dwelling elderly, and examine relationships between their QOL and physical functional ability. We measured subjective well-being, life satisfaction, motivation in life,satisfaction with interpersonal relationships, muscles of the trunk and upper/lower extremities, flexibility, static balance ability, gait ability, and ability to perform higher levels of gait-dependent activities, involving 145 community-dwelling elderly (79 males and 66 females). As the results of a partial correlation analysis, physical functions were only factor correlated with subjective well-being. However, partial correlation analysis showed no significant correlation between life satisfaction/motivation in life/satisfaction with interpersonal relationships and the physical functional ability. These findings suggest that there is a portion that is related to the various physical functions, is part unrelated results suggest that QOL of community-dwelling elderly.

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