Health Protective Behaviors (HPBs) Health protective behaviors (HPBs) are individual actions taken to protect, promote, or maintain health. These actions are both prescriptive in nature (e.g. nutrition, get adequate exercise) and proscriptive (e.g. smoking and excessive alcohol consumption) (Pender, 2006). Interest behaviors that have important impacts on the health and wellbeing are based up on two assumptions: (a) That a significant proportion of the mortality from the leading causes of death is caused by behavior of individuals, and (b) that such behavior is modifiable (Conner.
The concept of quality of life (QOL) is very broad and dynamic. One can find diverse definitions for this term in the literature, but all of them take cultural, social and environmental individuality into consideration. It is the perception of the individuals’ position in life, expectations, standards and concerns. It is conceptualized as a generic, multidimensional parameter, describing an individual’s subjective perception of his/her physical and psychological health, as well as his/her social functioning and environmental and general life status as per WHO. Its measurements have typically included a series of life domains: physical, emotional, social, environ- mental, and material.
The medical world is not prepared for the aging population. This is an issue all around the world, and with the population increasing so rapidly, it is an issue that we need to address. “By the year 2050, the number of humans 65 years or older will increase from a little over 600 million to two billion...” (Hallinan, Conn, and Bloice 1). In particular, the amount of elderly citizens in the United States is expected to double in size, making up twenty-percent of the population by the year 2030 (Hallinan, Conn, and Bloice 2). The elderly should be treasured and cared for in that manner.
The elderly population is large in general and growing due to advancement of health care education. These people are faced with numerous physical, psychological and social role changes that challenge their sense of self and capacity to live happily. The present study was conducted to assess the relationship of specific satisfaction in biogerontology and social gerontological and medical gerontology. The present study reveals that health supports is positively and highly significantly related to using care services and suffer from disease of aged persons. The main purpose of this research was to find out the mean difference between old age home and residing in their home in suffer from disease and using care services .The total 120 elderly (60 elderly in old age home and 60 residing in their home) of age range 60-80 year.
If the quality of human capital is not maintained, physical capital and natural resources cannot be properly utilized and growth could neither be sustained nor be qualitative. The level of health status of a person is a robust reflection of the nation. A nation with a good health tends to be productive and productivity tends to uplift economic and societal development. The issue of health is of great importance both from the point of view of individuals and nations as well. The WHO declaration on “Health for All” in 1979, has led most of the government including developed countries to give much more priority to their healthcare system through higher allocation and better utilization of resources in order to improve the quality of healthcare services.
The data obtained was representative of the population and showed that below the age of 30 and beyond the age of 70, there were more personality changes than any other stage of life. Researchers were surprised to find out that personality changes were significant in old age. According to the findings, an estimated 25 percent of people over the age of 70 underwent a significant personality change. Moreover, this change did not follow a recognizable pattern. The researchers were quick to point out that some possible explanations for this shift in personalities such as retirement and health changes can be discarded.
PREPARATION OUTLINE Title : Care for the elderly Organisational Pattern : Monroe’s Motivated Sequence Visual Aid : Power point slides General Purpose : To persuade Specific Purpose : To persuade my audience to care for the elderly with respect and dignity Central Idea : The elderly are often neglected and are vulnerable so we must care for them to prevent untoward incidents. Introduction I. We as a human being, we age and it is said that there will be more elderly people in the future. A. According to the graph of 2012 Population Estimates and National Projections from the Current Population Report by Jennifer M. Ortman, the population aged 65 and above is projected to be 83.7 million in 2050, almost double its estimated population of
In this year’s Africa’s Transformation forum in Kigali, it was stated “Almost half of the 10 million graduates churned out of the over 668 universities in Africa yearly do not get jobs,” so with Africa’s youth population growing significantly, hopefully to increase by 45% by 2030, imagine the increasing number with no jobs and even more, meaning low income, resulting in poverty. Also, this can be considered as a waste of Africa’s greatest resource, hence Africa is working way below it’s production possibility. The African rising narrative suggests, that Africa is growing, and is basing this growth mainly on statistical figures like the GDP, however this is not an adequate measure because they are developmental problems like poor access to health facilities, poverty , income inequality and high unemployment levels. I believe for Africa to really rise we must focus on economic development whiles experiencing our economic growth. Lastly, we must find our identity and learn to take ownership of what we own, in order to unleash our fullest
Current situation. China's population is aging. In 1999, China's elderly population (ages 60 and older) reached 10 percent, formally marking China as an aging society by international standards (Zhan, 2013). According to the National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China (2012), the population for people who over 60 and 65 were about 190 million (13.7%) and 122 million (9.1%) in 2011, respectively. By 2030, people who are over 60 and 65 will account for 23% and 16% of the total population, respectively.
As in 2015, the loneliness rate increased to 41% (Star, 2016). This matter need to be taken seriously because as 2030, Malaysia is projected to be an aging country by 2030 where the number of aging population is more than 15%. One of the factors that contribute to the loneliness rate is the aging population. Stated in World Bank (2017), the population ages in Malaysia from 2013 to 2015 is increasing from 5.4 to 5.9 respectively. Hence,