International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part A (2020)
Study on problems among the male geriatric population of a rural area, Kbnims, Kalaburagi
Author(s): Shahnaz Shaheen, Linah Maryam, Kaviraj Motakpalli and Deepak Jamadar
Abstract:Background: Ageing is a natural inevitable biological process. Various studies are done on the problems of old age. Only few studies have focused on the problems of only male geriatric population. This study highlights more male dominant health problems and attempts to identify the perceived morbidity pattern among the elderly male population.
Materials and Methods: This Cross-sectional study was done from April 2018 to July 2018. The sample size was calculated by using the prevalence based formulae n = Z2 p (1-p)/d2 with elderly male prevalence in rural areas of India (p = 8.4%) and the sample size was calculated (n = 120). The collected data was tabulated and analyzed by using the SPSS software version 20.
Conclusions: This study showed high prevalence of acute and chronic morbidities, highest (100%) for 80 years and above age group followed by 70-79 years (89.7%) and 60-69 years (80%) age group. The most common morbidities were Eye diseases (81.6) and Musculoskeletal disorders (74.1). The study provided valuable insights into the health and social issues of elderly male in rural areas and the desperate need for efficient health care services at the primary level.
Shahnaz Shaheen, Linah Maryam, Kaviraj Motakpalli, Deepak Jamadar. Study on problems among the male geriatric population of a rural area, Kbnims, Kalaburagi. Int J Adv Community Med 2020;3(4):15-17. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2020.v3.i4a.170