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The impact of mobility on the quality of life of people in a nursing home

The aim of the study is to determine how mobility affects on quality of life in older people who are placed in a nursing home.

Material and Methods: The study was conducted at the Nursing home St. Ana, Varaždin, Croatia during 2018 on a sample of 30 respondents. For this purpose designed anonymous questionnaire with 15 questions.

Results: For all variables except service satisfaction (a total of three satisfaction measures), a higher score indicates a lower level of the measured variable (eg., a higher visual and hearing impairment score indicates less difficulty with the startup system, a higher locomotion score indicates a worse mobility). The only significant correlations were biserial correlations of physical activity with satisfaction with socializing and activity and home (rpb = 0.455; p <0.05) and personal hygiene with satisfaction with socializing and activity (rpb = 0.428; p <0.05). The results show that the correlations are positive, ie that a lower possibility of physical activity and a lower possibility of performing personal hygiene are associated with less satisfaction with socializing and activities in the home). Discussion: Mobile people have a greater sense of satisfaction and state that they are more satisfied with the quality of life in general than people who are partially or completely dependent on the care of another person. It has been statistically proven that mobility and quality of life are correlated in such a way that people who independently perform their daily activities (personal hygiene, dressing, bathing) are more satisfied with their health, services provided in the home and life in general.

Štefanija Kolačko
Klinička bolnica Sveti Duh
Croatia

Jelena Hodak
KBC Rebro
Croatia

Ana Marija Hošnjak
Zdravstveno veleučilište
Croatia

 


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