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Title: Association between participation in sports club activities and decision-making preferences in end-of-life treatment among Japanese elderly people:a cross-sectional study
Authors: Kasuga, Hideaki
Endo, Shota
Masuishi, Yusuke
Hidaka, Tomoo
Kakamu, Takeyasu
Saito, Keiko
Abe, Koichi
Fukushima, Tetsuhito
Affiliation: 衛生学・予防医学講座
Source title: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
Volume: 67
Issue: 3
Start page: 135
End page: 142
Issue Date: 2021
Abstract: Introduction: Decision-making regarding treatment at the end-of-life stage is an important issue for the elderly and their families. Such decision-making may be influenced by activities that promote communication and physical health. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between participation in sports club activities and decision-making regarding life-prolonging treatment among the general community-dwelling Japanese elderly. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, which used stratified random sampling, 1,603 elderly people aged 65 years or older as of January 2016, living in Fukushima prefecture, Japan were enrolled. Data was collected by a self-completed questionnaire (effective response rate: 53.4%). The association of sports club activity participation with a preference for accepting or declining life-prolonging treatment was analyzed by multinomial logistic regression analysis. Results: Of those participating in sports club activities, the results revealed an odds ratios of 1.812 for participants declining life-prolonging treatment (95% CI=1.325 to 2.477) and 1.948 for those who preferred life-prolonging treatment (95% CI=1.160 to 3.271). Conclusions: The present study suggests that participation in sports club activities is associated with articulating decisions about life-prolonging treatment in end-of-life care. Consideration of patient involvement in daily activities in non-medical settings may enhance decision-making for end-of-life care planning.
Publisher: The Fukushima Society of Medical Science
Publisher (Alternative foam): 福島医学会
language: eng
URI: http://ir.fmu.ac.jp/dspace/handle/123456789/1624
Full text URL: http://ir.fmu.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/123456789/1624/1/FksmJMedSci_67_p135.pdf
ISSN: 0016-2590
2185-4610
DOI: 10.5387/fms.2021-16
PubMed ID: 34744089
Related Page: https://doi.org/10.5387/fms.2021-16
Rights: © 2021 The Fukushima Society of Medical Science. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons [Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International] license.
Rights: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
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