Active Aging, Health Literacy, and Quality of Life among Elderly in the Northeast of Thailand
Keywords:Active Aging , Health Literacy, Quality of Life, Elderly
Background: Ageing populations are a global phenomenon public health concerns in developed and
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.
How to Cite
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Re use and mixing of content policy- We follow Creative Commons Licence Policy. We follow CC BY. Please refer below for all details
This license lets others distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon our work, even commercially, as long as they credit us for the original creation.
- The journal allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allow readers to use them for any other lawful purpose.
- The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.
- The journal allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions