Vishakantamurthy D G, Naveen Kumar A C, Manjula S
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Vishakantamurthy D G1, Naveen Kumar A C2, Manjula S3
1Principal, JSS School of Nursing, Kollegal.
2,3Nursing Tutor, JSS School of Nursing, Kollegal.
Volume - 10,
Issue - 1,
Year - 2022
Each older person is a unique individual and his or her own values, needs, ways of living and perspectives on life. The only factor common to all older people is an accumulation of a variety of different life experiences over a greater period of time than those of younger people. Health status is an important factor that decides the quality of life of an individual. Thus, the researcher felt the need to conduct the study on health status of elderly people.1 A non-experimental descriptive design was adopted to accomplish the objectives of the study. A sample of 500 elderly people was selected by using convenient sampling technique. The standardized RAND 36 item health survey scale to assess health status of the elderly people. Findings of the study found that the majority of elderly people 395 (79%) were having moderate health status and 85 (17%) were having good health status. The mean score of the health status was found to be 56.13 with the standard deviation of 16.136. The study concluded that the elderly people have moderate health status and there is a necessity to improve the health status of elderly.
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Vishakantamurthy D G, Naveen Kumar A C, Manjula S. Health Status of Elderly people at selected old age homes in Chamarajanagar District. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2022; 10(1):33-4. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2022.00008
Vishakantamurthy D G, Naveen Kumar A C, Manjula S. Health Status of Elderly people at selected old age homes in Chamarajanagar District. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2022; 10(1):33-4. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2022.00008 Available on: https://ijanm.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-10-1-8
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