HEALTH STATUES OF INMATES OF OLD AGE HOMES OF UTTARAKHAND, INDIA

Article Id: ARCC2631 | Page : 70 - 74
Citation :- HEALTH STATUES OF INMATES OF OLD AGE HOMES OF UTTARAKHAND, INDIA.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2008.(27):70 - 74
Shewanti N. Kashyap and P. Sharma
Address : College of Home Science, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar - 263 145, India

Abstract

There are few data on the health status of elderly people who were the inmates of old age homes despite the increase in longevity and the importance of maintenance of autonomy. The aim of this study was to delineate the health profile of geriatric population aged 60- 80 years or more. The present study was conducted in two regions of Uttarakhand State i.e. Kumaon Haldwani block and Garhwal thus making total sample size of sixty elderly. The sex ratio was twenty six males and thirty four females. Majoritiy of males and females opinion was that their existing health status was appropriate for age. The females had better smell and hearing organs than males, but general health status of males was better than females. Majority of them suffered from hypertension, osteoporosis, heart disease, asthma, and few had diabetes mellitus and cancer. Some of the diseases and conditions found in this study could easily be identified and treated in the present health system through a health care programmes.

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