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Quality of Life of Elderly Men and Women in Institutional and Non-institutional Settings in Urban Bangalore District

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Human development and Research Centre, Smt VHD Central Institute of Home Sci., Seshadri Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA
  • 2Department of Human development and Research Centre, Smt VHD Central Institute of Home Sci., Seshadri Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA

Res. J. Family, Community and Consumer Sci., Volume 1, Issue (3), Pages 7-13, May,27 (2013)


The aim of the present investigation attempt to study the quality of life (QoL) of the elderly men and women living ininstitutions and non-institutional settings in urban Bangalore District. The study was conducted on a purposive randomsample of 800 elderly in the age ranging from 65-76 years of which 200 men and 200 women in institutional and 200 men200 women living in non-institutional settings. WHO-QoL (100) 1996 field version was used to measure the QoL. Thequestionnaire was administered, data was collected and tabulated. The data obtained was subjected to statistical analysisusing mean, ?2 test and Z test. The results revealed that elderly living in institutional setting showed high level of QoL thannon-institutional setting. The result also revealed that there is a significant difference between the institutional and noninstitutionalelderly men and women in the area of physical, psychological, level of independence, social relationship andenvironment domains of QoL.


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