A Study of The Age-Friendly Characteristic Services


  • Paparvarin Ratthavitsophon Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University
  • Gunyadar Prachusilpa Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University


age-friendly, characteristic services


The purpose of this research was to study the age-friendly characteristic services. The Delphi technique was used in this study. Participants were 19 experts including 2 hospital directors involved in setting up management policies within the hospitals, 5 directors of nursing or deputy directors of nursing, 5 nursing managers, 5 registered nurses at practitioner level, and 2 architects in the field of environmental design for the elderly. The research methodology was divided into 3 steps. The first dealt with interviewing the experts about the age-friendly characteristic services, the second writing a questionnaire based on the interviews before asking the experts to complete it, and the third the analysis of the data obtained from the second step translated into mathematical terms: mean and interquartile range. The experts were asked to complete the revised questionnaire whose data were analyzed and translated into the same mathematical terms.


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Ratthavitsophon ป, Prachusilpa ก. A Study of The Age-Friendly Characteristic Services. J Royal Thai Army Nurses [Internet]. 2022 May 4 [cited 2022 Aug. 19];23(1):131-9. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JRTAN/article/view/242448



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