Quality of life and wellbeing of the elderly in Lebanese nursing homes

Quality of life and wellbeing of the elderly in Lebanese nursing homes 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance Emerald Publishing

Quality of life and wellbeing of the elderly in Lebanese nursing homes

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0952-6862
D.O.I.
10.1108/09526861011010695
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Abstract

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.

Journal

International Journal of Health Care Quality AssuranceEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 12, 2010

Keywords: Elderly people; Quality of life; Lebanon; Nursing homes

References

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    Groene, O.; Jorgensen, S.J.; Fugleholm, A.M.; Møller, L.; Garcia‐Barbero, M.
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    McCartan‐Quinn, D.; McAleer, E.; Nagvi, I.
  • Physical activity and quality of life in older adults
    Rejeski, W.; Mihalko, S.

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