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Vol. 9, Special Issue 9 (2020)

A study to understand the contribution of type of house and socioeconomic status towards elderly friendly living room

Author(s):
Unesha Fareq Rupanagudi and Dr. Neeraja Telaprolu
Abstract:
The physical and psychological health of an aged people can be influenced by the house in which they live in, furniture and equipment provided and also the surroundings of the house predominantly to the people who spend much of their time in the home. Living room is one such place in the houses where elderly people spends much of their time to entertain guests, to perform various activities. The study aimed to understand the contribution of type of house and socio economic status towards elderly friendly living room. The study was carried out in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. Sixty elderly women aged 60 and above were taken as sample for the study from the selected localities. Kuppuswamy socio-economic status scale was used in the study. Type of house and Socio economic status were the independent variables whereas existing living room design conditions was selected as dependent variable. The existing living room design was evaluated in terms of standard design guidelines proposed by researchers and organizations. Analysis of variance and Regression were the statistical analysis used in the study. The results revealed that majority of the houses may not facilitate elderly to age in place. Type of the house followed by socio economic status of the family were found to be the major contributing factors towards the design of living room as per the recommended design guidelines.
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How to cite this article:
Unesha Fareq Rupanagudi and Dr. Neeraja Telaprolu. A study to understand the contribution of type of house and socioeconomic status towards elderly friendly living room. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(9S): 53-56.
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