Effect of Mobility on the Quality of Life among Older Adults in Geriatric Home at Makkah Al-Mukarramah

Hanan I. Ahmed, Esraa E. Mohamed, Sahar M. Aly


Background: Mobility limitations are common in older adults, affecting the physical, psychological, and social aspects of an older adult's life. The term quality of life (QOL) references the general well-being of individuals and societies. The term is used in a wide range of contexts, including the fields of international development, healthcare, and politics. Quality of life should not be confused with the concept of standard of living, which is based primarily on income. Instead, standard indicators of the quality of life include not only wealth and employment but also the built environment, physical and mental health, education, recreation and leisure time, and social belonging Quality of life (QOL) is aboard concept affected in a complex way by the person’s physical health, psychological state, social relationship, and the relationship to salient feature of the environment. Aim: This study aimed to assess the nature of relationship between mobility on QOL in older adults through assessing the older adults’ mobility, Activity of daily living (ADL) and QOL. Subjects and methods: A descriptive study was conducted on a convenient sample of 75 older adults in Social Care Home at Makkah AL-Mukarramah. Tools of data collection were an interview questionnaire form to collect socio-demographic characteristics, Elderly Mobility Scale (EMS), WHOQOL-BREF, and ADL. Results: The current study revealed that nearly half of older adults their ages ranged from (>75- 85 years) and more than two thirds of them had osteoarthritis, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and urinary incontinence, more than half of the study sample were received assistance in bathing, dressing, and continence and more than half of subjects feeds themselves without assistance. Conclusion: There is a strong positively relationship between QOL, ADL, and elderly mobility (EM). Most of the older adults at geriatric home are completely dependent in ADL and mobility. Also there was highly statistically significant difference between QOL and EM. Recommendation: Training exercise must be provided upon initial range of motion of older adult, and encourage the older adult to applied ADLs.

Key words: Mobility, Quality of Life, Older Adult and Geriatric Home.

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