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Volume :47 Issue : 182 2021      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Health Challenges Elderly Face in the Governorate of Muscat: Descriptive Study

Auther : Prof. Muneer A. Karadsheh - Amal N. Al-Hashemi


Objectives: The aim of this study is to broadly explore and identify the key health challenges the elderly face in the Governorate of Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. It also attempts to determine the relative significance and impact of a set of independent variables on the health after controlling and isolating the impact of the rest of the variables.
Method: This study uses social surveying to the study sample through a questionnaire applied on 2332 elderly between 2017 and 2018 in the city of Muscat.
Results: The study came up with a group of outcomes the most important of which is the challenges represented in the feeling and suffer the elderlies have due to the use of pain killers and sleeping pills. The study also showed statistically significant differences in the health challenges that the elderlies face in terms of their gender.
Conclusion: The study eventually found that the "number of children" and "income adequacy" were the main independent variables that explain the differences in the elderlies' health conditions.  

Keywords: Health challenges, Elderlies, Gender, Income, Muscat.

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