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2022, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part D

Effect of socio-demographic factors and depression on quality of life among geriatric people in Faridabad city


Author(s): Dr. Sapna Sachdeva Nair and Dr. Jyoti Singhal

Abstract: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between socio-demographic variables, depression, and Quality of Life (QoL) in individuals aged 60 years and older. The research involved a sample of 98 elderly participants, including both males and females. The data for this study were collected through validated instruments, including the World Health Organization's WHOQOL-BREF, a short-form of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15), and various socio-demographic variables. Several statistical techniques, such as correlation coefficients and regression analysis, were employed to analyze the collected data. The findings of the study revealed several significant relationships. There was a strong relationship between depression and various socio-demographic variables, including marital status, education, chronic illness, income, and physical dependency. This suggests that these factors are closely linked to the presence and severity of depression in older adults. Regression analysis indicated that depression, along with certain socio-demographic variables like income, physical dependency, and age, significantly influenced the quality of life among older adults. This implies that these factors have a notable impact on an individual's overall well-being and satisfaction with life. Understanding these relationships between socio-demographic factors, depression, and QoL in older adults is valuable for healthcare professionals and policymakers. It can help in identifying at-risk individuals and developing targeted interventions to improve the mental and emotional well-being of older populations, ultimately enhancing their quality of life.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sapna Sachdeva Nair, Dr. Jyoti Singhal. Effect of socio-demographic factors and depression on quality of life among geriatric people in Faridabad city. Int J Multidiscip Trends 2022;4(2):215-222.
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