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Submitted: 06 June 2013 Modified: 05 September 2013

Herdin Record #: R05-BU-13060610280894

Health practices of the elderly in the urban barangays of Daraga, Albay

Researchers

NameRole
1Ruby L. Mediona Researcher

Related Institutions

Institutions NameRole
Graduate School - Bicol University Monitoring

Objectives

The study focused on the investigation of health practices of the elderly living in the eight urban barangays of Daraga, Albay. It intended to determine whether their health practices could help them attain a favourable health state in old age. Specifically, this aimed to answer the following sub-problems:

1. What is the demographic profile of the elderly as to:
a. age
b. sex
c. civil status
d. religion
e. number of children
f. educational attainment
g. occupation
h. average monthly income
i. living arrangement

2. What is their medical profile along health problems and diagnosed illnesses?

3. What are the health practices in terms of:
a. nutrition
b. exercise
c. hygiene
d. sleeping patterns
e. socialization
f. medication/treatment compliance, and
g. consultation

4. Is there a significant relationship between the medical profile and the health practices?

5. What measures may be proposed to improve the health practices of the elderly?

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN: This study is a desriptive-correlational type of research.

STUDY POPULATION: The respondents of the study are the elderly living in the eight urban barangays of the municipality of Daraga. Sample survey was used in this study, hence the probability sampling technique was applied.


Physical Location

LocationCall NumberAvailable FormatAvailability
University Library UL MN 362.1 M46h 2008 Abstract Print Format