The Quality Of Life Of The Ageing In Phayao Province

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Maninthorn Rugbumrung , Sittiwit Impanya , Adison Thurayot , Tavarintorn Rukbumrung , Thatsanee Limpisophon , Patcharin Tangchaisuriya , Katanyu Yammi , Suphatchoke Saochan , Watcharaphong Sutthawong


The objectives of this study were to investigate the quality of life of the Ageing including their physical fitness, ability to help themselves, depression, and health condition. The subjects were 227 men and 334 women, aged between 60- and 90 years old.  Fitness testing consists of five items (Mason, Horvat& Nocera, 2013) including (1) 30-second chair stand; (2) arm curl; (3) 2-minute step; (4) chair sit-and-reach; (5) back scratch. The ability to help themselves and depression was classified based on the Ageing questionnaire, 2015, and the Thai geriatric depression scale (TGDS) by the Ministry of Public Health. The results of the study found that 1) The Ageing both men and women had muscle strength and endurance (30-second chair stand) very low scores but in cardiovascular endurance, (2-minute step) and flexibility (back scratch) both men and women had good scores 2) Most of the Ageing had normal depression score and high score in the ability to help themselves 3) Hypertensive symptoms, vision loss, and dementia are the tried one of health condition issue in the Ageing. It could be concluded that most of the Ageing still have a good quality of life by the assessment of physical fitness, depression, ability to help them self and health condition. But it is necessary to take care and pay attention to their health conditions case by case. 

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