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n Gender and Behaviour - Geriatric depression, health status and loneliness influencing psychosocial well-being of elderly persons from selected households in Ibadan, Nigeria

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Abstract

The study examined the influence of geriatric depression, health status and loneliness on psychosocial well-being of elderly persons from selected households in Ibadan, Nigeria. The study adopted the descriptive survey design, using a sample of 300 elderly persons randomly drawn from selected households in five local government areas of Ibadan metropolis. The four instruments used were author-constructed questionnaires by adapting relevant scales to measure the studied variables. Data collected were analyzed using chi-square (χ2) technique. Results obtained from this study showed that there were significant relationships between geriatric depression, health status, and loneliness and psychosocial well-being of elderly persons in Ibadan. Based on these findings, it was recommended that government and health service providers should develop health promotion strategies which facilitate and improve access for elderly living alone to health services.

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2014-01-01
2016-12-06
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