Factors Related to the Preparation for Aging among Pre-aging Population

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ดลนภา ไชยสมบัติ
บัวบาน ยะนา

Abstract

This descriptive research aimed at exploring the preparation for aging and identifying factors related to the preparation for aging of the pre-aging group. Participants of the pre-aging group were aged 50-59 years, residing in Muang District, Phayao Province. Multi-stage random sampling was used to recruit 380 participants. Interviewing questionnaires were used to collect data. Demographic data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Chi-square and Pearson’s correlation were used to identify factors related to the preparation for aging. The research revealed that over half (62.11%) were female, their average age was 54.89 (SD=3.13), 72.37% were married, and 68.16% finished primary school. Nearly half (46.57%) had physical health problems. The majority of them (80.79%) had a moderate Quality of Life score. 66.32 percent of them had a moderate level of knowledge regarding aging. The majority of them (98.86%) had a high level of attitude towards aging. Over half (62.37%) had an overall score for preparation for aging at a high level. There were seven factors significantly related to preparation for aging of the pre-aging group; working, income, annual physical examination, age (r=.190), knowledge regarding aging (r=.212), attitudes toward aging (r=.332) and Quality of Life (r=.463). Research suggests that health care providers should promote activities for improving the quality of life and enhance them regarding financial preparation in order to be the healthy elderly.

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ไชยสมบัติ ด, ยะนา บ. Factors Related to the Preparation for Aging among Pre-aging Population. NJPH (วารสาร พ.ส.) [Internet]. 2019 Dec. 20 [cited 2022 Dec. 2];29(3):131-43. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tnaph/article/view/230791
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