International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2020)
To explore the selected functional health problems among the senior citizens residing in elder homes
Introduction: Quality of life is affected in elderly people due to functional disabilities. Evaluation of functional disability and health problems is essential to help elder people to cope with their impairment.
Purpose: The study was designed to assess functional health problems among senior citizens residing in elder homes in Pune city.
Material and Method: Prior Ethical clearance was taken from Institutional ethics committee. The Non-probability purposive sampling technique was employed for the study. Total 150 senior citizens with the age 6o years and above were assessed for functional problems. Detail assessment of functional problems in senior citizens was carried out using functional assessment tool and checklist. Data analysis was done mainly using descriptive and inferential statistics
Result: Majority 106 (62.9%) of the senior citizen were male from the age group of 76-80+years, 54(36%) of them were higher secondary level education, 76(50.66%) of the senior citizen were having service and 85(56.66%) of the diabetic clients were Non Vegetarian. Majority 25.3% (38) of samples were malnourished, 22.7% (34) were healthy and only few 0.7% (1) were extremely obese. There is No Association of Hearing handicapped with Demographic variable except Age of the Senior Citizens
Conclusion: Age was found to be significantly associated with mobility and occupation in elder people. The findings should be confirmed in larger population encompassing urban and rural areas.
How to cite this article:
Shwedha G Jalindre, Dr. Anita Nawale. To explore the selected functional health problems among the senior citizens residing in elder homes. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(1):15-18.