Independent family group model improving health status and quality of life of elderlyin the community

Ni Made Riasmini, Junaiti Sahar, Yupi Supartini, Raden Siti Maryam

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Abstract

Increasing number of elderly population impact in the problems faced, especially degenerative diseases, so that elderly are vulnerable groups. Family support as an importany source of support for improving the welfare of elderly. The development of an independent family group model is a family empowerment model which is an integration of self-help groups and support groups is expected to increase health status and quality of life in the community. A quasi-experimental study of non-equivalent pretest-posttest control group design was used in this researchwith 196 respondents from 5 (five) regions in Jakarta with random selection. Analysis of data usedGeneral Linier Model Repeated Measure (GLM-RM) test. The results showed the existence increased health status and quality of life of the elderly before and after the implementation of an independent family group model (at 3 and 6 monthsafter intervention).The conclusion was independent family group model effectively improves the health status and quality of life the elderly in the community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1930-1934
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume10
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

Keywords

  • Health status on elderly
  • Independent family group model
  • Quality of life on elderly

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