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Attitudes to ageing and perceived health status among the elderly in Malaysia

Mohamad Yunus, Noor'ain and Abd. Manaf, Noor Hazilah and Omar, Azura and Juhdi, Nurita and Omar, Mohd Azhadi and Salleh, Mohmad (2016) Attitudes to ageing and perceived health status among the elderly in Malaysia. In: 6th International Public Health Conference, 30thMay-1st June 2016, Terengganu Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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With increasing number of the older people globally, it is essential to build knowledge of how older people view their own ageing, considering their health related circumstances. However, limited attention has been given to attitudes towards ageing particularly in Malaysia. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between self-perception of ageing and perceived health status in adults aged 60 years and above. This study is primarily conducted as a survey design among the elderly patients who are 60 years old and above who are using the services at public hospitals in Peninsular Malaysia. The Attitudes towards ageing questionnaire was used to measure participants’ perception of ageing while perceived health status was measured using questions from Study of Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE) developed by World Health Organization (WHO). All items in both questionnaires were measured on a 5-point Likert-scale. The findings reveal that positive attitude to ageing were associated with health status in older adults. The research contributes to greater understanding of the attitudes of the elderly towards ageing and their perceived health status. Understanding these associations may help healthcare providers and policy makers consider strategies to enhance the quality of life of the elderly.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 6666/52634
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitudes towards ageing; perceived health status; elderly
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB801 Consumption. Demand
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr. Nurita Juhdi
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 09:14
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017 16:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52634

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