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RESEARCH ARTICLE

A Comparative Study To Assess The Level Of Stress, Coping Strategies And Quality Of Life Of Institutionalized And Non Institutionalized Elderly Residing At Puducherry

R Beniya Elizabeth Rani, Mrs. Prabavathy S.

Keywords : Stress, Coping, Quality Of Life

Citation Information : Rani RB, S. MP. A Comparative Study To Assess The Level Of Stress, Coping Strategies And Quality Of Life Of Institutionalized And Non Institutionalized Elderly Residing At Puducherry. 2016; 9 (3):19-24.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-3-19

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objective: To compare the level of stress, coping strategies and quality of life between institutionalized and non-institutionalized elderly residing at Puducherry. Method: Descriptive Research Design with two groups (Institutionalized and Non-Institutionalized). Sixty samples including male and female where 30 samples in institutionalized and 30 samples in non-institutionalized elderly. Result: The study showed that, the Mean value of Level of Stress, Coping strategies and Quality of life of Institutionalized elderly was 17.4, 151.37 and 79.57 respectively. Whereas in Non- Institutionalized elderly the Mean value of Level of Stress, Coping strategies and Quality of life was 17.57, 129.93 and 65.2 respectively. Conclusion: The study findings revealed that, Institutionalized elderly are having Less Stress, More Coping strategies and Good Quality of life than Non-Institutionalized elderly.


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