RESEARCH ARTICLE

The Relationship Between The Perception of Elderly’s Health Status and Health Behaviors in Nakhon Nayok Province, Thailand

The Open Public Health Journal 15 Nov 2019 RESEARCH ARTICLE DOI: 10.2174/1874944501912010420

Abstract

Purpose:

This research aims to study the relationship between perception of elderly’s health and health behaviors in Nakhon Nayok province, Thailand

Methods:

This research was a cross-sectional study. The questionnaire was used to collect the data. This research was conducted in Nakhon Nayok province. The sample size was 270 which applied Taro Yamane's formula at a significant level 0.05. The descriptive statistics was implemented to describe the variables by presenting the frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation. Furthermore, multiple regression analysis was applied to analyze the relationship between perception of elderly’s health and health behaviors. The statistical significance was considered to reject Hypothesis-null at < 0.05.

Results:

From a total of 270 people, more than 58.22% of the elderly perceived that they had moderate health conditions. Most elderly had congenital diseases (62.2%). The multiple regression analysis results showed that health status perception and health status perception when compared to their cohort related significantly to health behavior.

Conclusion:

The government should support the elderly on participation, trust, engagement, and cultural concern of the people in the community, which can contribute to promoting the physical, mental and social condition of the elderly.

Keywords: Perception, Elderly’s health, Health behaviors, Taro Yamane's formula, Health status, Mental and social condition.
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