2007 年 5 巻 1 号 p. 1_45-1_49
Relations between cosmetic behavior and self-consciousness were examined with middle and upper-middle community dwellers. Four hundred ninety-eight healthy community dwellers participated in this survey as a part of cohort study and they were given self-consciousness inventories, cosmetic behavior inventory, and cognitive function examination in addition to heath examinations. In this study, we examined the following four hypotheses: first that the degree of both aspects of self-consciousness, public and private, is higher in females than in males in middle and upper-middle participants as similar to that of young generations, second that female participants whose self-consciousness score was high showed frequent cosmetic behavior, third that cosmetic behavior is highly shown in the situations where they kept others eye and fourth that skin-care behavior is shown more in the participants who show high private self-consciousness score due to relaxation and self-body touch factors that involved in skin-care behavior. The results confirmed first three hypotheses and fourth hypothesis was partially supported. These findings by middle and upper-middle community dwellers' behavior characteristics offer suggestions concerning the ways of nursing and rehabilitation care for aged peoples.