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International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing

P-ISSN: 2664-1348, E-ISSN: 2664-1356, Impact Factor: RJIF 5.4
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2023, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A

A study to assess the level of coping strategies among elderly people in selected rural and urban areas, Puducherry

Sumala M

A study to assess the level of coping strategies of elderly people and to find out the association between the level of coping strategies of elderly people with demographic variables. The research approach selected for the study was quantitative research approach and descriptive survey design. The study was conducted in selected rural and urban areas at Puducherry. Total 100 samples were selected (50 – rural areas and 50 urban areas) by using convenience sampling technique. The findings of the study revealed people had medium amount of coping strategies (56%) and nearly half of the elderly people had little bit of coping strategies (44%). With respect to the rural area, majority of the elderly people had medium amount of coping strategies (64%) and nearly half of the elderly people had little bit of coping strategies (36%). And also in percentage domain scores of coping strategies revealed that both among the selected urban and rural areas were higher in the area of Humour244 and 240 (70% & 69.2%), other coping mechanisms were active coping 236 and 233 (66% and 65.7%) and denial226 and 242 (61% and 70.2%). The researcher recommends more studies can be conducted in different settings, with different population and different studies can be conducted among the health care professionals who plays important role to disseminate the information to the people.
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International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing
How to cite this article:
Sumala M. A study to assess the level of coping strategies among elderly people in selected rural and urban areas, Puducherry. Int J Adv Psychiatric Nurs 2023;5(2):53-63. DOI: 10.33545/26641348.2023.v5.i2a.131
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