Knowledge and practice of health promotional activities among older adults in Narayana medical college hospital, Nellore, A.P.
Eldeena sunny, P Latha, Dr. Indira S, B Kavitha
Background: Ageing is an investable reality of the human existence on the planet earth and plays a crucial role in the global demographic transition. Normal ageing changes reduce the functional ability and mobility of senior citizen. Functional ability includes activity of daily living instrumental activities of daily living, ADLS refers to daily self-care activities of the individual either in his/her resistance or in outdoor environment or both. Aim: To assess the practice of health promotional activities among older adults. Objectives: 1. To assess the practice of health promotional activities among older adults. 2. To associate the practice of health promotional activities among older adults with their selected socio demographic variables. Materials and Methods: Descriptive design with non-probability Convenience sampling technique, 30 older adults admitted at NMCH, Nellore were selected. Results: The result shows that Regarding, level of knowledge, 7(23.33%) are A+ grade, 5(16.67%) are B+ grade 6(20%) are B grade and 12(40%) are D grade. With regard to level of practice, among 30 older adults, 8(26.7%) having good practice, 21(70%) having moderate practice, and 1(3.3%) having poor practice on health promotional activities.