International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 10, October 2014 | Rating: 7.1 / 10


Study of Assessment of Quality of Life in Elderly Residing in Rural Area

P. M. Durgawale [7] | Mahadeo Shinde [26] | Godwin Samue-Murugajothy V.M.


Abstract: Ageing refers to the normal progressive and irreversible biological changes that occur over and individuals lifespan. Aim of the study is to assess the health status with special reference to quality of elderly in rural population. Objective of the study is to study the proportion of the elderly in the rural area. To study the morbidity status and its association, if exists, with socio-demographic factors. To assess the quality of life in rural population groups. To suggest appropriate measures for promotion of health of elderly in rural area. Methodology- A rural area adopted under Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC). Community based cross sectional study. Study population were selected All persons of age 60 years and above from rural area. Conclusion: Ageing is an universal phenomenon, with advanced fertility control, improvement in the health and social service, life expectancy has increased. Ageing has profound effect on individual status in the family, the work force, goals and organisation of health, social service, policies and practices of the government.


Keywords: quality of life, old age, rural area, aging


Edition: Volume 3 Issue 10, October 2014,


Pages: 1291 - 1294



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