Vol. 9, Issue 7 (2020)
Aged/Elder’s ability to perform ADL/IADL activities and satisfaction levels under existing indoor lighting
Varnam Radhika, Dr. D Ratna Kumari, Dr. Swetha Kodali and SL Kameswaris
The present study was supposed to detect the difficulties faced and satisfaction levels of lighting while performing ADL (Activities of Daily Living) / IADL (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living) activities under existing indoor lighting. Exploratory research design was used with a sample of 50 elderly people who lives in apartments selected through purposive random sampling method and collected data through a structured interview cum observation schedule. The study found that majority (33.14 mean score) of the male respondents felt somewhat difficult and least (1.66 mean score) felt very difficult while, 44.37 mean score of the female respondents felt not at all difficult and two mean score felt moderately difficult. Majority (33.7%) of the respondents were averagely satisfied with existing lighting while performing ADL activities which belongs to 56-60 years of age group. Least (one per cent) of the respondents were extremely dissatisfied which belonged to 76-80 years of age group. Majority (35%) of the male respondents were satisfied with existing lighting while performing ADL activities. Least (1.5%) of the respondents were extremely dis satisfied with existing lighting for ADL activities. Majority 19% of the respondent felt Average in the age group of 55-60 and least two per cent felt Dissatisfied in the age group of 66-70 while performing IADL activities.
How to cite this article:
Varnam Radhika, Dr. D Ratna Kumari, Dr. Swetha Kodali, SL Kameswaris. Aged/Elder’s ability to perform ADL/IADL activities and satisfaction levels under existing indoor lighting. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(7):36-39.