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Common chronic health problems and life satisfaction among Macau elderly people
Hu,Sydney X.X.1; Lei,Wai In1; Chao,Ka Kei1; Hall,Brian J.2,3; Chung,Siu Fung1
2019-06-19
Source PublicationInternational Journal of Nursing Sciences
ISSN23520132
Volume3Issue:4Pages:367-370
Abstract

Aim Most elderly people live with one or more health problems and their quality of life is affected. This study aimed to compare life satisfaction of elderly people living with common chronic medical illness compared with those without these health conditions in order to identify conditions that most affect life satisfaction of elderly people living in the community. Method The data was collected by a questionnaire survey of 529 elderly living in community dwellings of Macau using a single measure of life satisfaction and self-reported common chronic medical illness diagnosed by a physician. A purposeful stratified random sampling method was used. Independent sample t-tests were conducted to compare participants who had a health condition to those without a health condition. Results Respondents who indicated the lowest life satisfaction were those with fracture after the age of 60, eye illness, chronic bronchitis/emphysema, and metabolic arthritis/arthritis. For men, prostate problems was also significantly related to low life satisfaction. Conclusion Lowest life satisfaction was reported among Macau elderly people living with mobility related chronic medical illness. Policies and practices should pay more attention to mobility related health problems or issues of elderly people, such as eye health and neuromuscular weaknesses.

KeywordCommon Chronic Medical Illness Elderly Life Satisfaction
DOI10.1016/j.ijnss.2016.10.004
URLView the original
Indexed BySSCI ; SSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaNursing
WOS SubjectNursing
WOS IDWOS:000390943100006
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Corresponding AuthorHu,Sydney X.X.
Affiliation1.Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau,China
2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Macau,Macao
3.Department of HealthBehavior & SocietyJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,United States
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Hu,Sydney X.X.,Lei,Wai In,Chao,Ka Kei,et al. Common chronic health problems and life satisfaction among Macau elderly people[J]. International Journal of Nursing Sciences,2019,3(4):367-370.
APA Hu,Sydney X.X.,Lei,Wai In,Chao,Ka Kei,Hall,Brian J.,&Chung,Siu Fung.(2019).Common chronic health problems and life satisfaction among Macau elderly people.International Journal of Nursing Sciences,3(4),367-370.
MLA Hu,Sydney X.X.,et al."Common chronic health problems and life satisfaction among Macau elderly people".International Journal of Nursing Sciences 3.4(2019):367-370.
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