Quality of Life and its Relation to Stressors Elderly Nursing Home Rezidents in Latvia

Liana Deklava, Monta Apsite, Inga Millere, Olga Fokina

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Abstract

There is a lot of talk about global aging in society and, as people start to live longer, the society has to take care about their well- being in old age too. There are developed a series of definitions about life quality and designed a variety of methods for assessing quality of life of different groups of people and society as a whole over the time. At such a group of people belongs also those who lives in a nursing home and for various reasons they are aging in one of the nursing homes in Latvia. A study has been made to examine the correlation between
stressors and quality of life of nursing home residents. The study objective was quantification method - survey, using two research instruments - questionnaires and 134 nursing home residents were interviewed. The results show that there are both positive and negative relationship between stressors and indicator of quality of life. Overall, the results after the quality of life index characterize the situation as good, the figure is described as an adequate quality of life for the majority of respondents, but for a part of respondents in several, important
areas of life there is needed an improvement.
Translated title of the contributionQuality of Life and its Relation to Stressors Elderly Nursing Home Rezidents in Latvia
Original languageLatvian
Pages (from-to)15-23
JournalSociety. Integration. Education=Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Scientific Conference “Society. Integration. Education: Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība”, 2018 - Rēzekne, Latvia
Duration: 25 May 201826 May 2018

Keywords

  • quality of life
  • residents of nursing homes
  • stressors

Field of Science

  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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