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A Study to Assess Physical Problems of Old Age with Special Emphasis on Psychosocial Problems of Geriatric Population among Nuclear Verses Joint Family in Selected Rural Area

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 4)

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Page : 303-307

Keywords : Old age population; physical problems; psychological problems; social problems; nuclear family; joint family;

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Aim & Objectives: to evaluate health problems of old age among nuclear versus joint family in selected rural area, find out an association between psychosocial problems amongst geriatric with selected socio-demographic variables. Material & methods: descriptive study was conducted on 100 old age subjects from Karve rural population by using interview schedule method. The data was collected tabulated and analyzed in terms of objectives of the study, using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Referring sex association with lack of love and affection with type of family p value is statistically significant it is less than 0.005. While associating marital status with lack of love and affection p value is statistically significant it is 0.0025.There is significant association of income with economical insecurity p value is 0.0011. In old age most of population having visual problems, hypertension, arthritis, skin disorder and other diseases more in nuclear family while comparing to joint family. There is impact of type of family on health status of old age, during this period they need support from family and society. The study assumed that there will be an impact of type of family on psychosocial health of geriatric population.

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