Predictive Factors of Psychological Well-Being Among Older Adults with Chronic Disease Receiving Care at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute

Authors

  • Pintip Sodvilai Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Patcharaporn Kerdmongkol Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Kwanjai Amnajsatsue Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Pimpan Silapasuwan Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University

Keywords:

chronic disease, psychological well-being, older adult

Abstract

Psychological well-being is important for older adults, especially those with physical illness, which often affects their psychological well-being. This descriptive research was conducted to examine psychological well-being and its predictive factors among older adults with chronic diseases. Study subjects were 385 older subjects diagnosed with a chronic disease and who received medical treatment at the outpatient department of Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute between June and August 2018. Data were collected by interview using a questionnaire developed by the researcher incorporating Ryff’s concept of psychological well-being. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, Pearson’s correlation coefficient, Chi-square, and multiple regression analysis.

The results showed that most subjects reported a moderate level of psychological well-being. According to multiple regression analysis, health awareness, social support, health behavior and community participation jointly explained 51.2% of the variance of subject’s psychological well-being (p <0.05).

The findings suggest that community nurse practitioners should focus more on promoting health awareness, social support, health behavior modification, and community participation in order to maintain independent living among older adults with chronic disease.

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Published

2019-08-01

How to Cite

Sodvilai, P., Kerdmongkol, P., Amnajsatsue, K., & Silapasuwan, P. (2019). Predictive Factors of Psychological Well-Being Among Older Adults with Chronic Disease Receiving Care at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 33(2), 96–110. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/phn/article/view/241817

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