Stress is an issue for the elderly, in part because of other health problems and their reaction to them, and in part because of their loss of identity and a role in society. Stress is associated with certain particular life events, though stress can be caused by a number of different factors.
Aim: To assess the level of stress among elderly.
Setting and Design: The study was conducted in Visalakshmi old age home, Golagamudi, at Nellore District by using a Non experimental descriptive design.
Materials and Methods: A total of 100 samples were included in this study by using Non probability convenience sampling technique.
Statistical Analysis Used: The collected data was organized, tabulated, analyzed and interpreted by using descriptive and inferential statistics based on the objectives of the study.
Results: The results shows that 3(3%) have mild stress, 86(86%) have moderate stress and 11(11%) have severe stress.
The results reveal that mean score of stress scale is 153.1 with standard deviation of 21.8, stressors mean is 19.44 with standard deviation of 7.50 and life events mean is 32.6 with standard deviation of 11.15. Conclusion: Elderly people residing at old age home experience moderate to severe level of stress.