Health related quality of life and its associated factors among community-dwelling older people in Sri Lanka: A cross-sectional study

Damayanthi, Hewaratne Dassanayakege Wimala Thushari and Moy, Foong Ming and Abdullah, Khatijah Lim and Dharmaratne, Samath Dhamminda (2018) Health related quality of life and its associated factors among community-dwelling older people in Sri Lanka: A cross-sectional study. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 76. pp. 215-220. ISSN 0167-4943

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2018.03.009

Abstract

Background: Population ageing has become a public health issue as it is associated with increased morbidity, institutionalization and death. These may directly affect health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of older people. Purpose: The aim of the study was to investigate HRQOL and its associated factors among community-dwelling older people in Kandy district, Sri Lanka. Method: This cross-sectional survey involved 1300 older people. The Euro 5D-3L, International Physical Activity Questionnaire, body mass index, handgrip strength were used to measure HRQOL, physical activity and nutritional status of older people respectively. Factors associated with health-related quality of life were identified through complex sample logistic regression analysis. Results: Majority of older people (81.9%) reported poor health-related quality of life. Middle old (aOR: 12.06, 95% CI: 5.76, 25.23), very old (aOR: 174.74, 95% CI: 39.74, 768.38), vegetarian diets (aOR: 2.13, 95% CI: 1.14, 3.96), under-nutrition (aOR: 3.41, 95% CI: 1.65, 7.04) and over-nutrition (aOR: 1.85, 95% CI: 1.04, 3.28) were significantly associated with poor HRQOL. Using dentures (aOR: 0.05, 95% CI: 0.28, 0.90) was found as a protective factor for poor HRQOL. Conclusions: HRQOL was poor among community-dwelling older people in Kandy district. Nutrition-related factors need to be further investigated to improve HRQOL among older people.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health-related quality of life; Older people; Sri Lanka
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2019 05:17
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2019 05:17
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/22174

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