Factors Related to Active Ageing Among Community Dwelling Older Adults

Abstract

Active ageing is processes that lead older adults to have a good quality of life that supporting older adults to have active ageing is very important for the current social situation because. The objectives of this correlational research were to study the relationship among the selected factors such as age, education, income, self-care agency, social support, spiritual well-being and the active ageing among the community-dwelling older adults. The sample was 97 older adults in Ubon Ratchathani Thailand who were randomly selected by the multi-stage sampling. The research instruments include the interview form of self-care agency, social support, spiritual well-being and the Active Ageing Scale for Thai people (AAS-Thai) with the reliability coefficient of .88, .95, .80, and .91 respectively. To analyze the data frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient (r), and Spearman rank correlation coefficient (rs) were employed. The results of this research showed a positive relationship among the social support, self-care agency, spiritual well-being, income and active ageing at the .05 level of significance. (r = .56, p < .001, rs = .53, p < .001, r = .25, p = .013 rs = .24, p = .018 respectively). Finding suggested that health personnel, nurse and the related associate networks in the awareness of the factors which are related to the level of active ageing such promotions are in terms of social support, self-care agency, spiritual well-being and income that will enhance them to be the potential older adults or have higher level of active ageing.



Author Information
Yommana Chananin, Ubon Ratchatani University, Thailand
Pornchai Jullamate, Burapha University, Thailand
Naiyana Piphatvanitcha, Burapha University, Thailand

Paper Information
Conference: AGen2020
Stream: Aging and Gerontology

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