Factors related to active aging in Surin province

Authors

  • Kampanart Kunjaethong Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Naruemon Auemaneekul Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Kwanjai Amnatsatsue Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Tassanee Rawiworrakul Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Pratana Satitvipawee Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University

Keywords:

elderly, Active aging, determinants of active aging

Abstract

Active aging is an important process to promote quality of life among elderly people. This study aimed to study the level of active aging and factors associated to active aging among elderly people in Surin province. The concept of active aging of World Health Organization was applied as the conceptual framework. This Crosssectional study uses interview forms for data collection with the elderly people without cognitive and memory impairment. 450 samples were gathered using multistage random sampling. Data were analyzed using chi-square.

The results showed that most of elderly people had moderate level of active aging (54.2 percent), and factors associated to active aging among elderly people were personal characteristics factors including of living place, ethnics, health benefits, cognitive or brain training. Moreover, the determinants factors of active aging were cross-cutting determinants (culture and gender), determinants related to health and social service system, behavioural determinants, determinants related to physical environment, determinants related to social environment, and economic determinants (p-value < .05).

The finding suggest that active aging programs include living place, culture and gender, health and social service system, and physical environment are essential to enhance the quality of life among elderly people.

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Published

2019-09-02

How to Cite

Kunjaethong, K., Auemaneekul, N., Amnatsatsue, K., Rawiworrakul, T., & Satitvipawee, P. (2019). Factors related to active aging in Surin province. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 33(3), 78–94. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/phn/article/view/241695

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