Effectiveness of nursing strategies on quality of life among elderly living in selected old age homes
Aging compromises the physical and psychological faculties of elderly. Deficits in the quality of social relationships lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness in elderly which is a risk factor for poor physical and mental health. This study was aimed to determine the effectiveness of nursing strategies on quality of life elderly living in old age homes among experimental and control group. An experimental study was conducted using Modified WHOQOL- BREF scale in two settings among randomly selected 60 samples. Intervention group had physical exercise, group work and recreational activities for two weeks. Statistical significance in the overall QOL of elderly in experimental group was found through paired and unpaired t test. The level of QOL was found associated with age, educational status, income and duration of stay at old age home. The structured nursing strategies could be a key to improvise QOL of elderly living in old age home.