The Relationship between Psychological Wellbeing and Self- Care among Elderly Residents in Iraq

Authors

  • Bashaer Mohsen Ali
  • Ali Kareem Al-Juboori

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16813

Keywords:

Psychological wellbeing, self-care, elderly, nursing homes.

Abstract

Aging is described as progressive change in psychological, biological and social structure of persons. The
advanced age contributed negatively to self-care. The relocation to care homes considered as stressful event
for the elderly people. The purpose of this study to find the relationship between psychological well-being
and self-care among the elderly residents at nursing homes in middle Euphrates in Iraq. A descriptivecorrelational
design was used to gather the information from the sample of 60 participants in nursing homes.
The study has been carried out from November, 1st, 2019 to August, 2020. Purposive sample used to collect
the data according to some criteria. The data collected by means of Ryff scales of psychological well-being
(shorten version) and self-care questionnaire as well as the socio-demographical of study sample. The data
collected by using structured interview technique with the elderly residents in nursing homes. The data
collected by means of Ryff scales of psychological well-being (shorten version) and self-care questionnaire as
well as the socio-demographical of study sample. The data collected by using structured interview technique
with the elderly residents in nursing homes. The results of study indicate that a relationship exists between
psychological well-being and self-care among the elderly residents in nursing homes. As the relationship
between the two variables is a high significant positive relationship (r = 0.721). The recommendations focus
on managing the problems existing among the elderly and monitoring their psychological state. Establishing
educational programs on how to focus on the psychological and physical aspects. In addition, increasing
leisure trips to various places.

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). The Relationship between Psychological Wellbeing and Self- Care among Elderly Residents in Iraq. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 874-879. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16813