Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: November | Volume: 7 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 152-157
A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Selected Strategies to Improve the Wellbeing Status of Elderly Inmates of Selected Old Age Homes in Bangalore
Mrs. Leeba Baby1, Prof. Jasmine Joseph2
1Assistant Professor, 2Principal,
Krupanidhi College of Nursing, Affiliated to RGUHS, Bangalore
Carmelaram P.O, Varthur Hobli, Bangalore- 35
Corresponding Author: Mrs. Leeba Baby
Introduction: The care of elderly adults has been the responsibility of family members and was provided within the extended family home. Increasingly in modern societies, elderly care is being provided by state or charitable institutions. The reasons for this change include ‘nuclearisation’ of families, accompanied by industrialization, urbanization and exposure to urban life styles. This change has brought in problems too and had affected the elderly in terms of their quality in life. Providing them with certain planned interventions could sustain the wellbeing of those living in long term care settings. These interventions could be effectively taught to them and be integrated into daily programming, and that too at a minimal cost. Identifying activities that are physically, mentally, and socially meaningful to the residents and providing opportunities for engaging in them is the only effort needed.
- To identify the wellbeing status of elderly inmates residing in selected old age homes in Bangalore
- To evaluate the effectiveness of selected strategies to improve the wellbeing status of elderly inmates of selected old age homes in Bangalore
- To identify the association between selected demographic variables and wellbeing status of elderly inmates
Methods: Quasi experimental, one group pretest- posttest design was adopted for the study. The study population consisted of males and females over the age of sixty years who are residing at selected old age homes. The sample in this study was selected by purposive sampling technique. Modified General Wellbeing Scale was used to collect the data regarding pre-intervention and post-intervention wellbeing status. Activities of daily living, recreational activities and social interaction activities are included in the selected strategies which were administered for two weeks from morning till the bedtime.
Results: The results of the study found a significant difference between the mean wellbeing scores before and after administering selected strategies. This was demonstrated using’ test analysis (t39=3.551, p<0.001). The findings of the study revealed that demographic variables like social support from relatives (t38=2.042, p<0.05) and period of stay in an old age home (t38=2.042, p<0.001) had a significant association with the pre-test wellbeing scores.
Key words: Wellbeing status; effectiveness; selected strategies; elderly inmates