Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: October | Volume: 7 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 158-164
Physical Health Problems and Psychological Well-Being among Orphan Children of Selected Orphanage Homes
Navpreet1, Sandeep Kaur2, Meenakshi3, Amninder Kaur4
1Post Graduate M.Sc Nursing Student of DMCH College of Nursing, Ludhiana.
2Professor, Dept. of Community Health Nursing, DMCH College of Nursing, Ludhiana.
3Associate Professor of DMCH College of Nursing, Ludhiana,
4Lecturer DMCH College of Nursing, Ludhiana.
Corresponding Author: Navpreet
Background: Children are gift of GOD; unfortunately not all children are brought up by their parents. Most of these orphan children are placed in orphanages. Orphan means child whose mother or father or both parents are passed away, residing in orphanage home. Therefore this study was conducted with an objective to assess physical health problems and psychological well-being among orphan children.
Methods: A descriptive design was used to assess physical health problems and psychological well- being among 120 orphan children selected by total enumerative sampling technique. Structured checklist was used to assess physical health problems and modified Ryff scale of psychological well- being was used to assess psychological well- being. Data was collected by self-report (Interview schedule) method.
Results: Findings of the present study revealed that out of 120 orphan children, 109 (91%) reported various types of physical health problems. Most of (94.17%) of the orphan children had moderate psychological well-being. Age of orphan children, period of stay in orphanage home and BMI had significant impact on physical health problems and psychological well- being.
Conclusion: Most of orphan children had various types of physical health problems and moderate psychological well-being.
Key words: Health Problems, Psychological well-being, Orphan children