ASSOCIATION OF QUALITY OF LIFE WITH SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS OF ELDERLY PEOPLE IN A SELECTED AREA OF ODISHA
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 1035-1040
AbstractBackground: World health organization, 2003-has been stated that the majority of elder people didn’t do physical activity regularly. It has been stated that between 60-80 years of older people are not sufficiently active. It was belief that, older people possess about the cost and benefit of exercise in later life can influence their activity level. Now-a-days the low socioeconomic status had low the quality of life, which is the major problem among the elderly people. Objectives-To assessthe quality of life among elderly people ofdifferent socioeconomic status andto find out the association of quality of life with socio economic status of elder people. Methods: Non experimental descriptive design was used. Data was collected by using simple random sampling technique to select 200 no. of elder people as study sample from area ofBharatpur, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Result: Analysis is revealed that there was no association between the socioeconomic status with age(chi=4.8, df=2,p=0.0919)but there were statistically significant between socioeconomic status with sex(chi=6.2,df=1,p=0.0127),marital status (chi=4.2,df=1,p=0.0408) living status(chi=405.9,df=1,p=405.903)type of family(chi=5.9,df=1,p=5.868) total family member(chi=1.76,df=1,p=1.666)was not statistically significant,social functioning(0.59,df=1,p=0.443). Conclusion: The study concluded that the information about the quality of life among elderly people was vary in different socio economic status.
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