Relationship between mental health status and quality of life among elderly in rural areas in Pahang / Muhammad Shyaiful Alman Nor Apandi

Nor Apandi, Muhammad Shyaiful Alman (2020) Relationship between mental health status and quality of life among elderly in rural areas in Pahang / Muhammad Shyaiful Alman Nor Apandi. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between mental health status and quality of life among the elderly in rural areas in Pahang. The elderly from Jerantut, Kuala Lipis, and Maran (n=300) were selected as the sample of the study using a convenience sampling technique. The component of mental health status and the quality of life were measured using the GHQ-12 and CASP-19 questionnaires. Statistical analysis of the survey was conducted by using Spearman's rho Correlation Test and Mann-Whitney u Test. A set of data was recorded and been analyze. Based on the Spearman's rho Correlation result, there was no significant relationship between the mental health status and quality of life (r (298) = 0.04, P = 0.49). Based on the Mann-Whitney u result, There was no significant median difference of mental health status and quality of life between gender (GHQ-12 test, male (Md = 11.00); female (Md = 11.00) and P = 0.573. The CASP-19 test, male (Md = 40.00); female (Md = 39.00) and P = 0.90). Hence, it was concluded that mental health status does not relate to the quality of life and there was no differences between males and females in both the mental health status and the quality of life among elderly in rural areas in Pahang.

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