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Volume :43 Issue : 4 2015      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

The Problems of the Elderly in the City of Riyadh from their Point of View in the Light of some of the Variables

Auther : Khaled Ziada Ali Alsubheen Mohammed Alqudah

The present study aimed to detect the most important problems facing the elderly in the city of Riyadh and to find out whether the degree of these problems vary depending on the variables of gender, age, marital status, educational level, and type of care center. The researchers developed an investiogation tool for the study of problems facing the elderly. This fell into four divisions pertaining to health/physical problems, psychological and social problems, as well as Cognitive problems. The tool was applied to a sample of 79 male and female of the elderly in Riyadh.
Results of the study showed that the order of the problems for the sample of the study was as follows: cognitive problems, health/physical problems, psychological problems, and finallym the social problems. There were gender differences of statistically significant values in favor of females; significant agerelated differences were noted in age groups (60-65 years) and (71-over). The marital status variable was found to be in favor of widows; and also, the results noted statistically significant differences in the education level variable in favor of widows; and also, the results noted statistically significant differences in the education level variable in favor of the illiterate, The type of the care center variable was in favor of residents in care centers and social care homes. The study came up with several recommendations.
Keywords: Elderly - behavioral problems - Cognitive problems -  behavioral problems - Cognitive problems - health problems - psychological problems - social problems.
 

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