A comparative study to assess the health problems of elderly peoples living in selected rural and urban area in Rajkot district
Bhavesh D Dharsenda and Dr. Priyesh Jain
Background: Aging is an inevitable developmental phenomenon bringing along a number of changes in the physical, psychological, hormonal and the social conditions. Old age has been viewed, as problematic period of one's life and this is correct to some extent. The aged become increasingly dependent on others.
Objective: To assess the health problems of elderly peoples living in selected rural and urban area.
Method: Present study is community based Comparative study included 300 samples. A non-probability Convenience sampling technique is use for collecting data amongelderly peoplewho meet the designated set of criteria during the period of data collection in therural and urban areaof Rajkot district.
Results: area wise distribution of health problem score obtained by the samples. The physical problems total 25 questions, obtain score was 1184, and mean was 7.9 with mean percentage was 31.6% in urban whereas obtain score was 1187 and means was 7.91 with mean percentage was 31.64% in rural. The psychological problem total 10 questions obtain score was 529 and mean was 3.52 with mean percentage was 35.2% in urban and obtain score was 540 and means was 3.2 with mean percentage was 36% in rural. The socio-economical problem total 15 questions obtain score was 787 and mean was 5.24 with mean percentage was 34.93% in urban and obtain score was 757 and means was 5.04 with mean percentage was 33.6% in rural areas.
Conclusion: Hence it was considered that the elderly people had Majority of the health problems suffered from old age related physical, psychological asocial-economic problems both the urban and rural area of Rajkot.
Bhavesh D Dharsenda, Dr. Priyesh Jain. A comparative study to assess the health problems of elderly peoples living in selected rural and urban area in Rajkot district. Int J Adv Res Community Health Nurs 2020;2(2):11-12.