Journal article

Life satisfaction among elderly patients in Nepal: associations with nutritional and mental well-being.

Saruna Ghimire, Binaya Kumar Baral, Isha Karmacharya, Karen Callahan, Shiva Raj Mishra

Health and Quality of Life Outcomes | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Nepal's demography is aging rapidly, yet few studies to date have examined how this has affected the health and well-being of the elderly, defined as those above 60 years in Nepal's Senior Citizen Act (2006). Our study, abbreviated NepEldQOLII, aims to assess perceived life satisfaction, and evaluate its relationship with nutritional health and mental well-being among the burgeoning Nepalese elderly population. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey among 289 Nepalese elderly, aged ≥60 years, attending an outpatient clinic of a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal was conducted. Nutritional status, depression, and life satisfaction were assessed by a mini-nutritional assessment scale (range: ..

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