The quality of life of geriatric clients in selected home for the aged institution

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Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology


Quality of Life, Aged


The study used the descriptive method of research and involved 100 geriatric clients of selected home for the aged institutions. They were selected using convenience sampling. The researchers used a modified Quality of Life questionnaire by Aguilar et al. (2004). The statistical tools used were frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test and F-test. From the findings obtained on this study, the following conclusions were drawn: (1) Majority of the respondents were females, single, have no family support and were seen in streets and adopted by the administration of the institutions. This is similar to the findings of Dimech and Fiorini as cited by Domingo et al. (2002) that more females are admitted in elderly institutions. The reasons on why institutionalization was sought were deterioration in physical and mental condition, unavailability of caregivers, unsafe home environment, loneliness and inability of the elderly to live and cope alone; (2) The quality of life of geriatric clients was high despite the condition before and after institutionalization; (3) No significant differences were found in the overall quality of life of geriatric clients when they were grouped according to gender whether male or female, civil status whether single or married, and family support whether with or without family support; (4) There is significant difference in the quality of life of geriatric clients when they are grouped according to home for the aged institution, possibly because some of the respondents have a hard time adjusting in the environment and in the treatment the institution lend.

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