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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 6, Issue 3, Part F (2020)

A comparative study to assess the quality of life among elderly population of urban and rural areas of Kamrup district, Assam

Author(s)
Kallabi Borah and Lt Col M Jayalakshmi (Retd)
Abstract
Ageing brings number of changes in every human being and these changes have impact on the quality of life of elderly.
Aim: To compare the quality of life among elderly population of urban and rural areas of Kamrup District, Assam.
Methods: This comparative study was conducted in selected urban and rural areas of Assam. By using non probability convenient technique 300 elderly people were interviewed by administering socio-demographic questionnaire and WHOQOL BREF tool.
Results: Out of all domains, highest mean scores were found in social relationship domain with 16.51 in urban and 16.67 in rural areas indicating good QOL. There is a significant difference in QOL of elderly people residing in urban and rural areas (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Present study concluded that in rural areas, overall perception of QOL is good and overall perception of health is also satisfied compare to urban areas.
Pages: 371-374  |  161 Views  12 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Kallabi Borah, Lt Col M Jayalakshmi (Retd). A comparative study to assess the quality of life among elderly population of urban and rural areas of Kamrup district, Assam. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(3):371-374.
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