Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess quality of life in relation to wellbeing among Lebanese nursing home elderly residents. The study attempts to understand the impact of structures, processes and skills on elderly health status. Design/methodology/approach – In this paper, 220 normally functioning elderly respondents from 33 nursing homes were studied. A quasi‐experimental approach measured psychological and health‐related factors using the Geriatric Depression Scale, Activity of Daily Living, EuroQol EQ‐5D and the Mini‐Nutritional Assessment (MNA) instruments. Findings – A relatively high level of mild depression among elderly residents and a lack of mobility were found. Generally, normally functioning elderly residents were well nourished and had moderate daily activity levels. Originality/value – The study is original in the sense that it assesses elderly residents' psychological and physical health status in relation to institutional structures, processes, and skills.
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jan 12, 2010
Keywords: Elderly people; Quality of life; Lebanon; Nursing homes
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