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Does relationship satisfaction and financial aid from offspring influence the quality of life of older parents?: a longitudinal study based on findings from the Korean longitudinal study of aging, 2006-2012

Authors
 Yeong Jun Ju  ;  Kyu-Tae Han  ;  Tae-Hoon Lee  ;  Woorim Kim  ;  Juyeong Kim  ;  Eun-Cheol Park 
Citation
 HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES, Vol.14(1) : 108, 2016 
Journal Title
 HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES 
Issue Date
2016
MeSH
Aged ; Aging/psychology ; Cost of Illness* ; Family Characteristics* ; Female ; Humans ; Loneliness/psychology ; Longitudinal Studies ; Male ; Parent-Child Relations* ; Parents/psychology* ; Personal Satisfaction ; Quality of Life/psychology ; Republic of Korea ; Social Support*
Keywords
Marital status ; Offspring relationship satisfaction ; Offspring support ; Older parents ; Quality of life
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Quality of life (QoL) in old age is of major importance because the global population is aging rapidly. Offspring support, including financial and emotional support, is important in later life and directly affects the wellbeing of elderly individuals. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between QoL in older parents and offspring support. METHODS: We used baseline data from the 2006-2012 Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging, from 3,274 individuals aged 65 years or older. We measured the individual's QoL using a visual analog scale and included both relationship satisfaction and regular economic support as variables. A generalized estimating equation (GEE) model was used to perform longitudinal regression analysis on the data. RESULTS: Regarding the QoL of older parents, those with an unsatisfying relationship with their offspring had a QoL of -21.93 (SE?=?0.55; P?<?0.0001) compared to those with satisfying offspring relationships. Those receiving no regular financial aid from their offspring had a QoL of -0.92 (SE?=?0.38; P?=?0.0171) compared to those who received such economic support. Combination effects were observed, with cases living alone - and having poor offspring relationships and no regular financial support from their offspring - showing the most drastic decrease in QoL (-23.46; SE?=?1.03; P?<?0.0001). CONCLUSIONS: Offspring support influences the QoL of elderly individuals, and Korean children appear to play a crucial role in the QoL of their (older) parents. Considering that the role of offspring is rapidly diminishing due to industrialization policies, initiatives are required to revitalize offspring support for elderly parents.
DOI
10.1186/s12955-016-0509-4
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Park, Eun-Cheol(박은철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2306-5398
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/151725
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