Health related quality of life in a sample of older people who are members of Open Care Centers for the Elderly

Paraskevi Ponirou, Marianna Diomidous, Athena Kalokairinou, John Mantas, Chariklia Tsimahidou, Chara Tzavara

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Abstract

The consequences of demographic ageing, demographic and socialeconomic changes, changes in the structure of family, in the shrinkage of Welfare state, influenced the lifestyle of the older people and their social relations. The institution of Open Care Centers for the Elderly (KAPI) was created in the context of these conditions. This cross-sectional study examined the lifestyle of the older people who are member of KAPI and their association with all HRQoL dimensions. The results of this research showed that the main reason for the participants to become members of the KAPI was entertainment and/or companionship (98.4%). Additionally subjects who suffered from a chronic disease had significantly lower scores on all HRQoL dimensions, while participants who were members in the activity groups of KAPI had significantly higher scores. The elderly within the KAPI have many opportunities to meet with other persons of their age, and develop various activities and interests.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrating Information Technology and Management for Quality of Care
PublisherIOS Press
Pages269-272
Number of pages4
Volume202
ISBN (Print)9781614994220
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event12th International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2014 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 10 Jul 201413 Jul 2014

Other

Other12th International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2014
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period10/07/1413/07/14

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Health related quality of life
  • Open Care Centers for the Elderly

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    Ponirou, P., Diomidous, M., Kalokairinou, A., Mantas, J., Tsimahidou, C., & Tzavara, C. (2014). Health related quality of life in a sample of older people who are members of Open Care Centers for the Elderly. In Integrating Information Technology and Management for Quality of Care (Vol. 202, pp. 269-272). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-423-7-269