6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference
Gachon University, China
Title: Homeboundness experiences of low-income elderly in Korea
Biography: Park, Eun Young
This study was to explore and conducted attributes of homeboundness experienced by low-income elderly people. We studied using qualitative research method with individual interviews. The participants were 23 adults with above 65 years. The data were analyzed using the inductive method, based on a threshold frequency of going out of the home once a week, participants were categorized into two groups. When the data from the two groups were compared, the following attributes of low-income elderly people’s homeboundness were derived: ‘concern about expenses’, ‘being unable to move about as one wants’, ‘distress due to lasting symptoms’, ‘feelings of wretchedness in life’, ‘loneliness’, ‘lowered self-esteem’, ‘difficulty in relationships’, and ‘restrictive environment’. The findings of this study are expected to help improve health professionals’, including community nurses’, understanding of homeboundness in low-income elderly people, and to contribute to develope the care guide for them .