THE RELATIONSHIP OF COGNITIVE STATUS AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF ELDERLY IN NURSING HOME

Ises, Reni and Lenni, Sastra and Ninit, Yulistini (2016) THE RELATIONSHIP OF COGNITIVE STATUS AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF ELDERLY IN NURSING HOME. In: The Proceeding of 7th International Nursing Conference: Global Nursing Challenges in The Free Trade Era, 8-9 April 2016, Surabaya.

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Abstract

Introduction: The increasing of life expectancy cause the number of elderly population in the world also increases. The quality of life of elderly as important aspect should be aware by health provider. One of the factors that affect the quality of life is cognitive status. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of cognitive status and quality of life of elderly in nursing home. Method: The research was analytic survey with cross sectional study approach. Population was the elderly who stay at nursing home. The numbers of participants were 52 elderly taken by simple random sampling technique. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics as frequency distribution and chi square test. Results: The results showed 71.2% of elderly with sufficient quality of life, 82.7% of elderly with normal cognitive status and there was relationship of cognitive status of elderly with their quality of life. Discussion: Based on the result of this study can be concluded that the increasing of cognitive status will be followed by improvement of quality of life of the elderly. Therefore, the recommendation to the leadership and employees of nursing home especially health provider to design the activities that are able to encourage the elderly cognitive status in order to enhance the quality of life of the elderly. It can be by providing facilities such as exercise equipments, reading sources such as newspapers and other brain exercises activities. Key words: Quality Of Life, Cognitive status, Elderly

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Dimas Dwi Arbi
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2016 09:05
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 05:23
URI: http://eprints.ners.unair.ac.id/id/eprint/247

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