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Analysis of Factors Affecting Stress in the Elderly Women
Biomed Sci Letters 2018;24:319-328
Published online December 31, 2018;
© 2018 The Korean Society For Biomedical Laboratory Sciences.

Yun-Jung Kang* and Gil-Hyun Lee†,*

Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Kyungwoon University, Gumi 39160, Korea
Correspondence to: *Professor.
Gil-Hyun Lee. Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Kyungwoon University, Gumi 39160, Korea.
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Received September 18, 2018; Revised November 12, 2018; Accepted November 13, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The purpose of this study is to identify the factors influencing the stress of the elderly women by various tools and to provide basic data for adaptation to the aging women. For this purpose, stress was measured by stress measuring equipment (HRV) and stress measurement questionnaire (SRI) in 31 elderly women over 60 years old. In summary, the results of this study suggest that the worse the subjective health, and when there is a spouse, it predicts a stress. In order to reduce the stress of elderly women based on these results, physical health management and environmental factors that can enhance the intimacy between husband and wife are also necessary.
Keywords : Elderly woman, Stress, Subjective health, Spouse