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Quality of life and wellbeing of the elderly in Lebanese nursing homes

Show simple item record Doumit, Jacqueline Nasser, Ramzi 2019-02-04T07:32:50Z 2019-02-04T07:32:50Z 2010
dc.identifier.citation Doumit, J., & Nasser, R. (2010) "Quality of life and wellbeing of the elderly in Lebanese nursing homes", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 23(1), 72-93. en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess quality of life in relation to wellbeing among Lebanese nursing home elderly residents. The study attempts to understand the impact of structures, processes and skills on elderly health status. Design/methodology/approach – In this paper, 220 normally functioning elderly respondents from 33 nursing homes were studied. A quasi‐experimental approach measured psychological and health‐related factors using the Geriatric Depression Scale, Activity of Daily Living, EuroQol EQ‐5D and the Mini‐Nutritional Assessment (MNA) instruments. Findings – A relatively high level of mild depression among elderly residents and a lack of mobility were found. Generally, normally functioning elderly residents were well nourished and had moderate daily activity levels. Originality/value – The study is original in the sense that it assesses elderly residents' psychological and physical health status in relation to institutional structures, processes, and skills. en_US
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dc.description.sponsorship World Health Organization Grant #EM/07/05649. en_US
dc.language.iso English en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Group Publishing Limited
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States *
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dc.source International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp.72-93,
dc.subject.lcsh Quality of life
dc.subject.lcsh Well-being
dc.subject.lcsh Older people
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing home care
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing homes
dc.subject.lcsh Lebanon
dc.subject.lcsh Health
dc.title Quality of life and wellbeing of the elderly in Lebanese nursing homes en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.provenance Lebanon
dc.provenance Qatar

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