Attitude towards ageing and perceived health status among the elderly in Malaysia / Noor’ain Mohamad Yunus ... [et al.]

Mohamad Yunus, Noor’ain and Abd Manaf, Noor Hazilah and Omar, Azura and Juhdi, Nurita and Omar, Mohd Azhadi and Salleh, Mohmad (2016) Attitude towards ageing and perceived health status among the elderly in Malaysia / Noor’ain Mohamad Yunus ... [et al.]. Advances in Business Research International Journal, 2 (2). pp. 1-12. ISSN 2462-1838

Abstract

There is an increasing number of older people globally, thus it is essential to build knowledge of how older people view their own ageing, considering their health related circumstances. However, limited attention has been given to attitude towards ageing, particularly in Malaysia. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between self-perception of ageing and perceived health status in adults aged 60 years and above. This study is primarily conducted via survey among the elderly patients who are 60 years old and above, who are using the services at public hospitals in Peninsular Malaysia. The ‘Attitudes towards ageing’ questionnaire was used to measure participants’ perception of ageing, while perceived health status was measured using questions from the Study of Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE) developed by World Health Organization(WHO). All items in both questionnaires were measured on a 5-point Likert-scale. The findings reveal that positive attitudes to ageing were associated with health status in older adults. The research contributes to greater understanding of the attitudes among the elderly towards ageing and their perceived health status. Understanding these associations may help healthcare providers and policy makers consider strategies to enhance the quality of life of the elderly.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Mohamad Yunus, Noor’ainnoorainyunus@salam.uitm.edu.my
Abd Manaf, Noor HazilahUNSPECIFIED
Omar, AzuraUNSPECIFIED
Juhdi, NuritaUNSPECIFIED
Omar, Mohd AzhadiUNSPECIFIED
Salleh, MohmadUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > The family. Marriage. Home > Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > The family. Marriage. Home > Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement > Malaysia
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > The family. Marriage. Home
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Journal or Publication Title: Advances in Business Research International Journal
Journal: UiTM Journal > Advances in Business Research International Journal (ABRIJ)
ISSN: 2462-1838
Volume: 2
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-12
Official URL: https://abrij.uitm.edu.my
Item ID: 29413
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitude towards ageing, perceived health status, elderly
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29413

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