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Attitude towards ageing and perceived health status among the elderly in Malaysia

Mohamad Yunus, Noor'ain and Abb Manaf, Noor Hazilah and Omar, Azura and Juhdi, Nurita and Omar, Mohd Azhadi and Salleh, Mohmad (2016) Attitude towards ageing and perceived health status among the elderly in Malaysia. Advances in Business Research International Journal, 2 (2). pp. 27-38. E-ISSN 2462-1455

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There is an increasing number of older people globally, thus 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 attitude towards ageing, particularly in Malaysia. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between selfperception of ageing and perceived health status in adults aged 60 years and above. This study is primarily conducted via survey 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 the 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 attitudes to ageing were associated with health status in older adults. The research contributes to greater understanding of the attitudes among 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: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 328/58159
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitude towards ageing; perceived health status; elderly
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB848 Demography. Population. Vital events
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: 24 Aug 2017 09:43
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2017 09:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/58159

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