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Abstract                 Volume:5  Issue-10  Year-2017          Original Research Articles


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Health Problems among Elderly Population in Urban Samayapuram, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
S. Pradeepa*, Heshweaanth, Dhanasowmiya and Elakkiyaraj
Department of Community Medicine, Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Aging is a physiological change. It declines the quality of life of elderly people physically, mentally & socially. To assess the health problems among the elderly population in urban area, Samayapuram, Trichy The study was undertaken to understand the health status of elderly people and to gather some information about their perceived health needs using the information in urban area, Samayapuram. The cross sectional descriptive study was conducted in urban Samayapuram. Herein, an attempt is made to describe the situation and major health problems faced by the elderly from 100 elderly population of aged 60 and above. Then the Data was analyzed using SPSS 16. Findings reveal that majority of the study population of elderly, both male and female had chronic health problems which includes Type II Diabetes Mellitus (59%), visual impairment (48%), Depression (48%), systemic hypertension (45%), Osteoarthritis (16%), Hearing problems (6%). The Support system for elderly is more cost effective and satisfying to the elderly than the public support systems, which are often not accessible. So improving support system in primary care for elderly is more essential.

Keywords: Urban Area, Health Problems, Elderly, Samayapuram.
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Pradeepa S., Heshweaanth, Dhanasowmiya and Elakkiyaraj. 2017. Health Problems among Elderly Population in Urban Samayapuram, Trichy, Tamil Nadu.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 5(10): 58-61
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2017.510.009