Assessment of Self-care Among Elderly Residents at Nursing Homes in Middle Euphrates Cities in Iraq

Authors

  • Bashaer Mohsen Ali
  • Ali Kareem Al-Juboori

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16812

Keywords:

Self-care, elderly, nursing homes, assessment

Abstract

Self-care is known to be a health resource in later life because it enables the elderly to improve their
health and live at home as long as possible(1). It is therefore essential to resolve the question of self-care in
the elderly(2). The aim of the current study was to assess the level of self-care among elderly residents at
nursing homes and to find out the difference between level of self-care with regard to socio-demographic
and clinical characteristics. Descriptive study design carried out among 60 elderly persons at nursing homes
in middle Euphrates, they are selected by using non probability sampling. The study instrument composed of
2 parts. 1st Elderly’s Demographic Characteristics, 2nd self-care scale. The results of study reveal the overall
assessment of self-care domains was moderate. In addition, there is a high significant in difference in selfcare
level of the elderly with regard to their age and their marital status.

Author Biographies

Bashaer Mohsen Ali

Research Scholar, Ministry of Health, Kerbala, Iraq

Ali Kareem Al-Juboori

Professor, University of Kerbala, College of Nursing,Karbala, Iraq

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Bashaer Mohsen Ali, & Ali Kareem Al-Juboori. (2021). Assessment of Self-care Among Elderly Residents at Nursing Homes in Middle Euphrates Cities in Iraq. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 867-873. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16812