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標題:Exploring the Relationships Between the Physiological and Psychological Condition of Seniors and Their Mobility and Social Activity
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發表日期2015/01/11
作品名稱Exploring the Relationships Between the Physiological and Psychological Condition of Seniors and Their Mobility and Social Activity
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著者Chen, Wan-Hui; Lin, Wan-I; Chang, Sheng-Hsiung; Mak, Long-Ching
作品所屬單位淡江大學運輸管理學系
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會議名稱Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting
會議地點Washington DC, United States
摘要Taiwan will become a super-aged society by 2025, and promoting active and healthy aging for seniors is desired. This study of people aged 65 and over investigated the relationship between the physiological and psychological condition of seniors and their transportation mobility in relation to their social activities. Mobility was measured by trip frequency and classified into three types: outdoor exercise, chatting with neighbors, and longer-distance activities. The analysis results showed that of the 1,223 subjects, 274 (22.4%) subjects had depressive symptoms, and 252 (20.6%) subjects had poor leg mobility. Analysis results of negative binomial models showed that seniors with depression and/or leg mobility problems had a lower frequency of the three types of social activity trips. Other factors affecting social activity frequencies of seniors included: eye problems, age, education level, motorcycle availability, and types of areas where subjects lived. With the consideration of trip patterns for seniors with depression and leg mobility problems, this study offers certain improvement strategies. For example, since seniors prefer active transportation modes, the authors suggest promoting an innovative three-wheeled electric auxiliary bicycle. Seniors who rode motorcycles and lived in suburban or rural areas had higher frequencies of trips for longer-distance activities. Motorcycles can help seniors maintain their mobility; however, motorcycles are a high-risk mode of travel, especially for seniors. Motorcycle safety for seniors is an issue in Taiwan. In addition, there was an obvious preference by depressed elderly people for religious activities. Religious venues are good places to attract seniors for social activities and to communicate the benefits of an active lifestyle.
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語言英文(美國)
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會議性質國際
校內研討會地點
研討會時間20150111~20150115
通訊作者
國別美國
公開徵稿Y
出版型式電子版
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SDGs
  • 永續城市與社區
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