The Selected Factors Related to Quality of Life of Elderly People in Bangkok

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Navamin Savirasarid
Sudsabuy Chulakdabba
Gobhathai Sittironnarit

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Abstract
Objective: This cross-sectional descriptive research aimed to examine the quality of life of elderly people. It identified selected factors related to a quality of life and demonstrated that
there were predictable qualities that affect the quality of life of elderly people in Bangkok.
Method: The subjects were 388 elderly people who participated in the activities of elderly groups under the care and supervision of the Bangkok Medical Service Department. The research tools were a selected factors questionnaire and a Pictorial Thai Quality of Life (PTQL).
Results: The study found that elderly people who participated in this study had high quality of life in terms of social function and self-esteem. However the physical, cognitive, affective, and
economic aspects of their quality of life were mid-range. And the analytical results of this study indicated that elderly peopleûs income and personal ailments were related to their quality of life.
Sufficiency of income was the only factor which explained the variance in elderly quality of life. (p-value = 0.05)
Conclusion: Sufficiency of income and personal ailments were related to quality of life of elderly people in Bangkok. And sufficiency of income was the only factor which explained the variance in elderly quality of life. Even though most of the subjects have personal ailments, but the research results found that the sample group have the quality of life at mid-range to high-range. So their participation in the activities of elderly groups probably helped to promote
mental, physical well-being and quality of life for the elderly in Bangkok.

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Savirasarid, N., Chulakdabba, S., & Sittironnarit, G. (2013). The Selected Factors Related to Quality of Life of Elderly People in Bangkok. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 54(1), 55–62. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPAT/article/view/7525
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Navamin Savirasarid, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Clinical Psychology Program, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University.

Sudsabuy Chulakdabba, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University.

Gobhathai Sittironnarit, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University.

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