(al A. e.) Also, retired construction workers showed lower health status than the workers of the other field. They also reported many problems associated with vision, neck and shoulders, knees, hips, ankles, joints and wrists. (al L. e., 2006) Moreover, some Swedish construction workers participated in health examinations between 1971 and 1992. A study was conducted among these workers and it showed that the workers who work as roofers, insulators and rock workers experienced higher age adjusted rate of disability. (Jarvholm, 2005).
This shows that 27.4% of people with disability are currently living below the poverty line of 50% median household income compared to 12.8% for the total population. This means that people with disability are twice more likely to be in poverty than other people. This does not take not account of the additional costs relating to disability (housing, transport and medical services) faced by many with disability. A previous study found that taking these costs into account substantially increases the level of poverty among people with disability (ACOSS, 2014). • Among Indigenous Australian respondents aged 15 years or over, the 2002 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) reported just over one-third had disability or long-term health condition.
Within the data for the women who belong to the Medina Early Childhood Parent Teacher Association (MECPTA), women of child-bearing age, and the residents of Medina County, there is an overall obesity rate among the women. More than 80% of adults do not meet the guidelines for aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities. Only 10% of the activities within the MECPTA are active and physical. Physical activity decreases by an average of 1.4 hours per week after women have children. Within Medina County, there are 17 parks, but they are rarely used by the MECPTA.
Also, there has been evidence that shows that family caregiver interaction with physicians is significantly higher than that of the patient (Fortinsky, 2001). Furthermore, family member experience lots of changes when a family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (Välimäki et al.,2012). There are also changes in intimate relationship changes (Fortune & Reid, 1998). Limitations of these studies A limitation of most of these studies is that self-reports for each individual with their ability to recall information accurately can vary. Some of these studies had little representative samples so can’t generalize findings.
According to a study conducted by the Surgeon General, which functions as the coordinator and leader of 20 departments in the National Prevention Council since 2010, only one person in each tenth manages to receive the indicated treatment and 40% of addicts do not seek medical support. (The Surgeon General). The biggest issue with this is that while there are places where patients can get treatment most of them would not get it because both lack of more places and interest. Being able to leave the addition becomes almost impossible for many addicts because of the lack of options they have when it comes to where they can get the treatment. According to an article by The Pea charitable trust those public programs that offer suitable treatments reach 23%, being worse in the private sector where there is much less (The Pew Charitable Trusts).
This increases the risk of diseases especially cardiovascular diseases. However, the BMI range for elderly individuals are different. Based on a study conducted by Yale in 2001, using the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's U.S. Clinical Guidelines it is found that there is no correlation between elderly individuals who is mildly overweight with increased mortality. Based on the studies, individuals who are overweight has lower mortality rate compared to individuals with normal BMI. It is then concluded that general BMI range differs between adults and elderly individuals.
A cross sectional descriptive study was conducted in village of sebakkam, kanccheepuram Distric in Tamil Nadu. The results of the study indicated that 70.9 per cent were aged above 60-69 years and 56.3 per cent were male. 42.7 per cent of the respondents were found to be depressed. Female sex and widowhood were significantly associated with
This are mainly related to those clients or patients whose life problems are adversely affecting or maintaining a disorder. This type of counselling involves identification of problems by the patient and measures to solve it. The measures are then tried and reviewed. This method is very useful in treating mild mood disorders. Interpersonal counselling- this is a type of counselling which focuses on the present state of interpersonal relationships like in home, work and society etc.
Among the adolescent girls aged 10-19 years, 27% are severely anaemic and 49% are moderately anaemic (NFHS- 3). Almost 56% of adolescent girls (aged 15-19 years) suffer from some form of anaemia, of these 39% are mildly anaemic, while 15% and 2% suffer from moderate and severe anaemia. Nearly 50% of Indian adolescent girls in the age group of 15-19 are underweight, with a BMI of less than 18.5 (UNICEF -2012). It has been noticed that compared to adolescent boys, adolescent girls have lower levels of nutrition, poorer access to adequate, healthy food and requisite healthcare, and greater financial dependence on the family (Bal Sansar Sanstha (BSS), 2012) Nutritional status of women: The mean BMI for women aged between 15-49 in India is 20.5. More than one-third (36 percent) of women have a BMI below 18.5, indicating a high prevalence of nutritional deficiency.
In the fifty years since Medicare has been passed, the rate of poverty in geriatrics has steadily decreased as the rate of poverty in those from 18-64 steadily increases. The data, as reported by the Bureau of Census in 2012, is in agreement with the trend stated above. According to the study, roughly 9.1% of geriatrics live in poverty, whereas 21.8% of 18-64 year olds live in poverty (2012 census figure 5). In the past five decades, the rate of poverty in those 65+ has decreased a massive 26.1%. The favorable consequences of Medicare are undeniable and amidst the concern for the elderly, there was a growing awareness regarding civil rights issues of the
In this essay, "In Health. We 're Not No.1," Robert J. Samuelson argues that it turns out that being American is bad for you health, relative speaking. An exhaustive statistics and studies show that Americans ' health is at the lowest levels in compared to most advanced countries. The United Sates possess a higher death rates 15 over 21 illnesses and a lower life expectancy of 78.2 years in compare of 83 years by Japan. Most of the circumstances that contribute to reduce the Americans ' health are lifestyle choices, personal behaviors and social pathology, such as homicide by guns, car accidents and problems with drugs.
To note, my objective for this practicum is to investigate the psychological well-being among the elderly. I learned that psychological well-being among the elderly has a strong subjective component (Simone & Haas,2013). This subjective well-being is comprised of positive and negative affect and cognitive evaluations of life satisfaction. It was my observation, and which literature supports, that residents who were well-adjusted and psychologically healthy functioned better than those that were not. I believe that this may be explained by study findings that psychological well-being is a primary indicator of optimal functioning (Simone & Haas,2013).
Compared to other population, Hispanic older adult ages 65 and up has the lowest rate of vaccine with 50.6% where Non-Hispanic white is 68.6% (OMH, 2013). Also comparing to the overall population of their health, the older Hispanic adults face the highest levels economic insecurity causing them to suffer from lack of food, poor health and even inadequate or
Do you think it is fair that men typically get paid more than women? For many years there have been discussions about the difference in pay between men and women. It is evident in just about every profession, and nursing is not an exception. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2014, there were 2,751,000 registered nurses in the United States. As of 2016, about 94% of registered nurses are females, which means only about 6% of registered nurses are male.