Background: The prevalence of chronic disease and disability is expected to increase when age increases. This study aims to investigate the published articles related to disability among elderly living with hypertension in Southeast Asia. Study Design: A scoping review Data source: Web of science, Pubmed, CINAHL ,Cochrane and a google search from 2000 to 2021.
Results: There were five observational studies from Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia met our inclusion criteria. Studies mainly focus on investigating the prevalence and factors associated with disabilities among the elderly. Conclusion: Our scoping review has shown studies on disability among older adults with hypertension in the Southeast Asia. Aging, low education, unemployment status, BMI were main factors of disability among older adults with hypertension. More research required from countries in region of Southeast Asia in order to prepare an intervention or program for aged society.
Utoomporn Wongsin, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Tuo-Yu Chen, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
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