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Vol. 8, Issue 5 (2019)

Assessment of physical health problems and reasons among elderly people residing in old age home in Hisar

Author(s):
Manesh Rani, Kiran Singh and Kavita Rani
Abstract:
Ageing is a natural phenomenon and an unavoidable process. It is a gradual change in physical appearance and mental status that cause a person to grow old. As people grow old, they face many problems regarding their health. So, the present study was conducted to assess the health problems their causes among elderly people residing in old age home. Study was conducted on 50 elderly people (above 55 years) residing in Moksha Ashram in Hisar district. Results reveled that more than half of the respondents (58%) belonged to 55-65 years of age group and maximum (36%) were found to be illiterate. About 82 percent respondents were married. A majority of them had health problem such as joint pain (80%) followed by difficulty in walking (74%) and hearing problem (72%). Regarding reasons for residing in old age home, 26 percent respondents mentioned about the misbehavior of sons and daughters in law followed by 18 percent respondent who were found to have adjustment problems and 14 percent their were having no son i.e. no one to take care.
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How to cite this article:
Manesh Rani, Kiran Singh, Kavita Rani. Assessment of physical health problems and reasons among elderly people residing in old age home in Hisar. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(5):503-505.

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