International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Home Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 12, December 2014

Problems Faced by Elderly- A Comparative Study of (Institutionalised and Non-Institutionalised)

U. Hemavathi | B. Swaroopa Rani [3]

Abstract: Ageing is natural process spanning the life period from conception through birth infancy Childhood adolescence, and old age. Old age is the closing period of the life span. In India aged people faced mainly three types problems those are physical / Health problems, financial Problems and socio-psychological problems. The present study was undertaken to know the Problems faced by elderly living in institution and non-institution of Tirupathi town and Mannarupalli (village). The sample consist of hundred (100) Elderly. People (50) from Navajeevan institution tirupathi town and (50) from Mannarupalli (village) The sample was Selected in three categories 60-70, 70-80, 80 and above. Purposive random sampling technique was used to select the sample, I have used interview schedule developed by Kulai Reddy (1990) was used to collect the Information. The Statistical analysis used for percentage and frequencies were calculated. Results revealed from the study were Majority of the people who Join in institution were from nuclear families Institutionalized elderly were facing More social problems like adjust mental problems compare with non- Institutionalized People. Institutionalized people facing more psychological problems compare with non- institutionalized where as non- institutionalized elderly were facing high economic problems.

Keywords: Old age, problems of elderely, Psycholgical problems, social problems, economic problems

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 12, December 2014,

Pages: 1676 - 1677

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