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The study in health benefits of seniors with a learning program of successful aging
Wang, William Mien
Taiwan is an aging society and going to be a super-aged society. In Taiwan, though the average lifespan is longer than the world average, the life quality during aging is not good. The period of long-term care or bed-ridden before seniors passing away is more than 7 years. Moreover, according to National Health Insurance Administration, the medical expenses of seniors shares around 40% of national medical expenses. Apparently, the seniors are unhealthy during aging, and they may expect to promote their health. We supposed that a learning program of successful aging for seniors could promote physical, mental, and social health for them. Therefore, we designed a learning program of successful aging for seniors. The learning program took ten weeks. Thirty-nine seniors attended the learning program and completed it. But only thirty attendees who received both evaluation of pre- and post- learning program were qualified to be enrolled in our study. We used the method of descriptive statistics analysis and paired-sample t-test to compare the data obtained before and after the learning program. Statistical analysis showed the following results. Through the learning program of successful aging, positive effect was found in mental health, social activity, and physical fitness. The participants increased the frequency and intensity of exercise after the learning program. In conclusion, the learning program of successful aging promotes the health of seniors in psychology, sociality, and physical fitness. It is worthy to popularize the learning program of successful aging to communities, entities, churches, and cluster occasions of seniors to promote their health in the aspects of psychology, sociality, and physical fitness. Therefore, they can live with the lifestyle of successful aging.
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