Study of Age-Friendly City in Health Region 5th
Keywords:age-friendly city, older adult, community
The study is a descriptive research using mixed methods. The study aimed to investigate levels and characteristics of the age-friendly city and factors influencing on perceptions of older adults in Health Region 5th regarding the age-friendly city. The samples were 445 older adults in Health Region 5th. This sample size was identified by using Taro Yamane’s table. Furthermore, 130 older adults were the samples of identifying factors influencing on perceptions of the older adults regarding the age-friendly city. This was indicated by using G*Power. The instruments were composed of the demographic and age-friendly city questionnaires and the structured open ended questions about the age-friendly city characteristics of communities. The reliability of the questionnaires tested using Cronbach’s alpha was 0.81. The researchers collected the data between December 2022 and February 2023. The quantitative data were analysed by using descriptive statistics and multiple regression. The qualitative data were analysed by using thematic analysis. The results show that the level of age-friendly city perceived the older adults was in the high level ( = 3.46, S.D. = 0.73); underlying disease could predict the perceptions of the older adults regarding age-friendly city with 0.05 significant level. The knowledge gained from the study can be utilized in policy making, improving service practices, and developing education relating to care of the older adults.
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