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Quality of Life among Senior Residents

By: Elizabeth Acampado  

Quality of life (QoL) is an important aspect in the health and wellness status of an individual, particularly older adults. This study evaluated the health related quality of life, assessed the physical activity level, and identified factors that may affect health related living conditions of 899 Filipino senior residents. The participants, (55% women and 45% men) with the mean age of 70 years old, completed questionnaires on Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) and RAND 36 –Item Health survey (SF36). Data were analyzed using Spearman correlation and linear regression. Results showed a median QoL score of 67 (range: 0-100) and median PASE score of 90 (range: 0-522). Correlation between PASE scores and overall quality of life was significant (p<0.0001) with coefficient equal to 0.4290 (moderate positive correlation). Significant factors affecting the quality of life includes physical activity (p<0.0001) and age (p<0.0001). Results showed an increase in the QOL as physical activity increases and decrease in the QoL as the individual ages. Findings of this study will serve as a basis for health promotion and education intervention.

Quality of Life, Senior Residents, Health Promotion, Intervention
Medical Perspectives on Aging, Health, Wellness
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session



Elizabeth Acampado

Faculty, Physical Education/College of Education, Angeles University Foundation, Philippines
Philippines