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Quality of Life and Psychological Well Being among Elderly Living in Old Age Homes and Living with their Families in Selected Areas of Uttarakhand

Priyanka Thakur | Grace M. Singh | J. ManoRanjini

Journal Title:International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development
Abstract


Background of study Ageing is a natural process and an inevitable one. Old age is a crucial phase where the physiological, psychological and socio cultural changes in elderly affect their living pattern and their health status too in terms of psychological well being and also affect their quality of life. Objective of the study Present study was conducted with objective to assess the quality of life and psychological well being among elderly living in old age homes and living with their families in selected areas of Uttarakhand. Material and Methods A quantitative research approach with descriptive comparative design was used to assess the QOL quality of life and PWB psychological well being among elderly living in old age homes and living with their families. The Population consisted of old people residing in selected old age homes and community area. The study was conducted at selected old age homes and community area of Uttarakhand. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the 164 subjects from the population i.e. 82 subjects from respective old age homes and 82 subjects from selected community area. Socio demographic Proforma, WHO QOL BREF scale and self developed Psychological well being scale was used to assess the QOL and PWB among elderly with the help of structured interview method. Result The result of the study shows that overall mean score of QOL for elderly living in old age homes and those living with their families was 68.47 and 97.43 respectively. Similarly overall mean score for PWB among elderly living in old age homes and those living with their families was 45.31and 66.86 respectively which showed that QOL and PWB was good among those elderly who were living with their families as compare to old age homes inmates. On comparison of overall mean of QOL it was found that mean score for QOL with S.D for elderly living in old age homes and living with families was 68.47±10.752 and 97.44±8.564 similarly on comparison of overall mean score of PWB it was found that score was 45.32±6.385 and 66.87±5.86 which was found to be statistically significant at p=0.05. Conclusion Hence the overall findings suggest that quality of life and psychological well being was good among elderly who were living with their families as compare to those who were living in old age homes. Priyanka Thakur | Grace M. Singh | J. ManoRanjini "Quality of Life and Psychological Well-Being among Elderly Living in Old Age Homes and Living with their Families in Selected Areas of Uttarakhand" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-3 | Issue-6 , October 2019, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd29146.pdf Paper URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/other-scientific-research-area/other/29146/quality-of-life-and-psychological-well-being-among-elderly-living-in-old-age-homes-and-living-with-their-families-in-selected-areas-of-uttarakhand/priyanka-thakur

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