Assessment of Psychological Wellbeing Among Elderly Residents at Nursing Homes in Middle Euphrates
Keywords:psychological wellbeing, elderly, nursing homes
As people get older, may show shifts in the main sources that contribute to their well-being, in response
to the changing circumstances and abilities inherent in aging. The relocation to care homes considered as
stressful event for the elderly people. A descriptive study is carried throughout the present study in order
to achieve the early stated objectives. The selection of the sample through a non - probability purposive
sample consist of 60 elderly persons that are selected from the total population of elderly residents at nursing
homes. The data is collected by means of Ryff scales of psychological well-being (shorten version) . The
data is collected by using structured interview technique with the elderly residents in nursing homes. The
analysis indicates that the highest percentage of the elderly’s group have moderate level of psychological
wellbeing (mean of score=3.29) (81.67%). The level of psychological well-being is affected by their gender.
The study recommends to focus on managing the problems existing among the elderly and monitoring their
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