Title

Relationship between the adaptive behavior and activities of daily living of older persons with physical disability

Date of Completion

2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Adaptation, Psychological, Aged, Disabled Persons, Activities of Daily Living

Abstract

This study utilized correlational design. Eighty (80) older persons who had or currently experiencing physical disability within the last 10 years and residing in selected communities in the City of Imus was chosen as respondents using purposive sampling. A modified checklist was utilized to obtain information about the activities of daily living and the adaptive behavior of respondents. Data was analyzed through percentage distribution, weighted mean and chi-square test. The study showed that, 1) Majority of the respondents were aged 60-65 years old, male, living with their family members, children were their primary source of financial support and with musculoskeletal disability for 6-10 years; 2) Majority of the older persons with physical disability had highly adaptive behavior; 3) The activities of daily living assessed were bathing, dressing, transferring, continence and feeding. Older persons with physical disability were independent in doing their activities of daily living. Feeding was observed as the highest priority among the activities of daily living; 4) The adaptive behavior of older persons with physical disability was the same regardless of age, gender, living condition, primary source of financial support, type of disability and length of disability; 5) The activities of daily living of older person were the same regardless of age, gender, living condition, primary source of financial support and type of disability, except for the length of disability where, as the length of disability of older person increases, the more independent the respondents are in doing their activities of daily living; 6) The adaptive behavior and the activities of daily living of older person with physical disability were not related with each other. The adaptive behavior did not change regardless of the activities of daily living.

First Advisor

Sheila P. Hernandez

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