Active Aging, Health Literacy, and Quality of Life among Elderly in the Northeast of Thailand

Authors

  • Petcherut Sirisuwan
  • Surachai Phimha
  • Pannee Banchonhattakit

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15704

Keywords:

Active Aging , Health Literacy, Quality of Life, Elderly

Abstract

Background: Ageing populations are a global phenomenon public health concerns in developed and
developing countries.
Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 1,226 persons aged 60 and older using multistage
stratified systematic sampling from twelve districts in four provinces of the Northeast of Thailand.
Results: Overall, participants were female (62.97%), the average age was 70.28 ± 7.44 years, and the vast
majority only completed elementary school (81.41%). Most commonly, participants did not work (40.86%).
49.27% of participants had moderate active aging (active aging index: AAI was 0.69). The majority (72.19%)
of the sample had limited health literacy and 42.09% of participants had a good quality of life.
Conclusion: Almost two-thirds of the elderly had active ageing in low to moderate levels, almost threequarters of the elderly had limited health literacy and less than half of the elderly had a good quality of life.
Appropriate strategies on quality-of-life development project able to live with potential parallel with health
management for promoting health literacy.

Author Biographies

Petcherut Sirisuwan

Doctor of Public Health Program Student, Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Surachai Phimha

Lecturer,
Department of Public Health Administration, Health Promotion, and Nutrition, Faculty of Public Health, Khon
Kaen University, Thailand

Pannee Banchonhattakit

Associate Professor, Faculty of Public Health, Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University,
Thailand

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Petcherut Sirisuwan, Surachai Phimha, & Pannee Banchonhattakit. (2021). Active Aging, Health Literacy, and Quality of Life among Elderly in the Northeast of Thailand. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 2645-2650. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15704