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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018
Co-relation of WHOQOL-BREF Scale and FACIT Fatigue Scale among Disabled Elderly & Non Disabled Elderly Population in Rural Area
Dr. Rameshwari G. Korbekar | Dr. Shyam D. Ganvir 
Abstract: BACKGROUND A physical disability is any type of physical condition that significantly impacts one or more major life activities. That is a pretty broad definition, but the types of physical disabilities, their causes, and the manner in which they impact a person & #039, s life are wide-ranging and virtually limitless1. Early results from a pilot phase of the Longitudinal Aging Study in India showed that 13 % of older Indians sampled have some type of disability that affects at least one activity of daily living.1 Fatigue is a significant geriatric syndrome which has only recently been defined in the elderly population, and it can affect work performance, family life, and social relationships negatively.2 While the fatigue rate in the general population is 10e25 %3, it is as high as 50 % in the elderly population.4 Ultimately, fatigue can be considered a complex health condition and it is associated with many domains of functionality among older adults. So, it is important to find out the correlation between the impact on overall quality of life in general health in physically disabled & Non-disabled elderly person & to find out impact of fatigue in physically disabled elderly person. AIM To study the Co-relation between WHOQOL-BREF SCALE and FACIT Fatigue Scale among Disabled Elderly Population & Non disabled Elderly Population in Rural Area OBJECTIVES To assess the impact on overall quality of life in general health in physically disabled & Non disabled elderly person To assess fatigue in physically disabled & Non disabled elderly person To find out the correlation between the WHOQOL-BREF Scale & FACIT Fatigue Scale in disabled elderly population To find out the correlation between the WHOQOL-BREF Scale & FACIT Fatigue Scale in non disabled elderly population PROCEDURE The ethical clearance was obtained from the ethical committee of the DVVPFs COPT, Ahmednagar. Informed consent was signed before prior of participation. Instruction were given to the participants about study and its benefits & risk in their own language and inform consent will be taken from them. Subjects were selected based on inclusion criteria. And the Assessment Performa of disabled & non disabled elderly population including demographic data was filled. The WHOQOL- BREF Scale will be administered to find out Quality of Life and the fatigue was assessed by the FACIT Fatigue Scale. DATA ANALYSIS The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) release 20.0 for Windows was used for data analysis. Pearson Co-relation Coefficient was used to Correlated between the WHOQOL-BREF Scale & FACIT Fatigue Scale among Physically Disabled & Non Disabled Elderly Population with the significance of level was set at 0.05 RESULT The Pearson Corelation test shows the statistical result in the WHOQOL BREF Scale & FACIT Fatigue Scale have a weak correlation in disabled elderly population & have a high correlation in non disabled elderly population. CONCLUSION - Result of the present study suggest that WHOQOL BREF Scale & FACIT Fatigue Scale in disabled elderly population are not statistically correlated while there is a statistical correlation of the WHOQOL - BREF Scale & FACIT Fatigue Scalke in non disabled elderly population.
Keywords: WHOQOL-BREF Scale, FACIT Fatigue Scale
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018,
Pages: 289 - 296
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