Older People with Mobility Disability (Quality Of Life)

  • Nik Nairan Abdullah Population Health & Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sungai Buloh Campus, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mohd Shahril Ahmad Saman Population Health & Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sungai Buloh Campus, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Sabzali Musa Kahn Department of Socio-culture/Malay Art, Academy of Malay Studies, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur
  • Waqar Al-Kubaisy Population Health & Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sungai Buloh Campus, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia
Keywords: mobility disability, urban, elderly, quality of life

Abstract

Mobility disability affects the quality of life for the older urban population. The objectives of this research paper were to determine the burden of mobility disability and explore influential factors affecting the quality of life of urban community aged 50 and above with mobility disability. Total of 481 participants who were randomly selected from two health centres has been interviewed using structured questionnaire in December 2014. The prevalence of mobility disability was 23.1%. All domains quality of life of the older people with mobility disability were significantly affected as compared with those without. These factors need to be emphasized in future planning for elderly. 

Keywords: mobility disability; urban; elderly; quality of life

eISSN 2398-4279 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 

https://doi.org/10.21834/ajqol.v3i11.126 

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Published
2018-05-21
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