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Vol. 10, Issue 8 (2021)

Mental health status of elderly in rural Haryana: A sociological study

Praveen Kumar, Vinod Kumari and Meenu Singh
Aging may be viewed as a biological process, psychological and social development process of individuals including transition in social position, roles, status and attitude. This makes it necessary to look into the various aspects of their problems, social, economic, psychological health and other allied aspects (Basu, 2012). Elderly are the senior citizens of the nation leading their lives in a transitional phase. (Balamurugan and Ramathirtham, 2012). Ageing not only affects a person’s looks, but also becomes a cause of physical deterioration. Psychological problems are also common among elder one (Bangari and Tamara Gaudi, 2014). Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioral, emotional and overall psychological wellbeing. It is all about how people think, feel and behave. Mental health can affect daily living, relationship and even physical health. Therefore the present study was conducted to investigate the mental health status of rural elderly. The study was conducted in Hisar and Mahendragarh district of Haryana State on 360 rural elderly who were selected randomly from Hisar and Kanina Block. It was found that 64.2 percent elderly were always playing useful role in family followed by 85.6% who sometime concentrate on work. Mental health status is average in (52.8%) cases as per observation of study. The status of Mental Health can be further improved by involving them in decision making and make them more useful to family and Society.
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How to cite this article:
Praveen Kumar, Vinod Kumari, Meenu Singh. Mental health status of elderly in rural Haryana: A sociological study. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(8):238-240.

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