An Evaluation of Successful Aging Levels of Nursing Home Residents


IŞIK E. İ., Manav A. I., BOZDOĞAN YEŞİLOT S.

RASP-RESEARCH ON AGEING AND SOCIAL POLICY, vol.9, no.1, pp.51-77, 2021 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: RASP-RESEARCH ON AGEING AND SOCIAL POLICY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Directory of Open Access Journals, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-77
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This study was conducted to evaluate the successful aging levels of nursing home residents. This descriptive study was conducted based on Rowe and Kahn's (2015) model. The following was used to obtain data from the participants; Personal Well-Being Index-Adult, Katz Index, Standardized Mini-Mental State Examination, Social Connectedness Scale, Timed Up and Go Test, Berg Balance Scale and Handgrip Strength Test. Participants' mean scores of Personal Well-Being Index-Adult, Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living, Standardized Mini-Mental State Examination, Social Connectedness Scale, Timed Up and Go Test, Berg Balance Scale were found to be 51.68 +/- 18.60, 5.53 +/- 1.38, 23.57 +/- 3.02, 25.23 +/- 8.89, 16.10 +/- 8.81 and 43.48 +/- 17.23, respectively. Participants had chronic disease incidence and diabetes, adversely affected successful aging and physical functionality, respectively. Participants also had the following characteristics: vulnerable cognitive functionality, high fall risk, above average personal well-being that may positively affect aging in terms of life engagement, and social connectedness.