Quality of Life Among Those Attended Eldery Care Learning Ceter Health Region 4

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พัชราภรณ์ พัฒนะ

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Thailand is aiming for people with longevity and good quality of life. This semi-experimental research aims to assess the quality of life and compare personal trait, health behavior, food consumption, physical exercise, emotion, along with quality of life for over 60 years elderly.Amount 5,926 persons and 24 communities before and after being Elderly Care Learning Center members, Health Region 4 were included. Data collected by random system that the elderly responded to the questionnaire from February 2017-May 2018. The tool used as the questionnaires and assessments of quality of life for the elderly in the World Health Organization's WHOQOL - BREF - THAI data were analyzed using descriptive statistics including frequency, percentage, mean, median, standard deviation and inferential statistics. Comparative analysis using t-test at the significance level was 0.05. The results showed that average and standard deviation of total score of health behaviors before joining the project was 69.69 (11.87) and after joining the project was 73.12 (9.81). Elderly had better physical exercise and participated in health promotion activities. The overall quality of life was at a moderate level, good level and bad level. When considering each dimension, the elderly had the best quality of life in mind, followed by the environment, physical health and social relations respectively. The community and elderly potential development to have a good quality of life should create a process for participation in activities.

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