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J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2018, 4(3), 36; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc4030036

Development of the WISH (Well-Aging Indexing for Senior Health) Platform for Happiness

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The Faculty of Liberal Arts, Eulji University, Seongnam 13135, Korea
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Department of Senior Healthcare, BK21 Plus Program, Graduate School, Eulji University, Seongnam 13135, Korea
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Department of Physical Therapy, Eulji University, Seongnam 13135, Korea
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Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, College of Health Sciences, Eulji University, Seongnam 13135, Korea
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Department of Food and Nutrition, Eulji University, Seongnam 13135, Korea
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 7 June 2018 / Revised: 6 August 2018 / Accepted: 7 August 2018 / Published: 9 August 2018
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Abstract

Humans now have a life expectancy of nearly 90 years and, as a result, society is rapidly aging. These longer life spans have, however, increased the average length of hospitalization for elderly adults suffering from chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and encephalopathy. In a recent survey of 10 well-being indices for elderly adults, the top demands for well-being are physical, spiritual, and psychological. Thus, we developed the WISH (Well-aging Indexing for Senior Health) Platform to enhance the normalizing exponents using survey data. Nowadays, the incidence of many chronic diseases is increasing. Thus, we designed the WISH Platform using clinical research on depression, cerebral infarction, coronary artery, and rheumatism, which are common diseases in Koreans. By applying this study to chronic diseases, which manifest differently among elderly adults across different countries, it is possible to determine influential nutrition and life patterns to create a standardized index. Such an index will help create value for the happiness of active elderly people, which in turn will aid in their efforts to maintain health; it may even benefit health promotion in other age groups. View Full-Text
Keywords: senior health; happiness; well-aging; openness; convergence; bio-marker senior health; happiness; well-aging; openness; convergence; bio-marker
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Park, H.-S.; Kang, H.-G.; Kim, M.-C.; Lee, J.; Paik, J.-K. Development of the WISH (Well-Aging Indexing for Senior Health) Platform for Happiness. J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2018, 4, 36.

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