Learning opportunities and feelings of satisfaction of the elderly with physical disabilities: From the viewpoint of ADL limitations Mizuho Fujiwara 1 , Shigeo Hori 2 , Tamako Miyamae 1 1Hiroshima University 2Osaka University of Education Keyword: 高齢障害者 , 学習 , (学習機会) , ADL , Elderly with physical disabilities , Learning , Learning opportunity , ADL pp.224-234
Published Date 2003/6/15
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 Paying attention to ADL (activities of daily living) limitations of the elderly with physical disabilities, this article attempted to analyze the relationships between their learning opportunities and their feelings of satisfaction. And in so doing we also examined the problems of occupational therapists with regard to learning support.

 Subjects of the questionnaire survey included 355 community dwellers of age 60 and over with physical disabilities but not dementia and neuropsychological dysfunctions. Main results obtained were as follows; 1) the elderly of the ADL independence group tended to utilize community facilities for learning opportunities, whereas the ADL dependence group tended to use medical settings and their homes for learning opportunities. 2) Satisfaction with regard to learning activities were relatively high when learning opportunities were community based or communication based. But the feelings of satisfaction of the ADL dependence group were comparatively lower.

 These results suggested the necessity of changing the qualities of programs for the elderly with ADL dependence in medical or health areas into learning opportunities for them—Dash here in other words, the possibility of community and communication based learning.

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