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Quality of Life in Elderly University professors who attend a health establishment in Peru

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eetpht.9.3914,
        author={Djamila Gallegos-Espinoza and Livia Pi\`{o}as-Rivera and Lida Asencios-Trujillo and Luc\^{\i}a Asencios-Trujillo and Carlos LaRosa-Longobardi and Hernan Matta-Solis},
        title={Quality of Life in Elderly University professors who attend a health establishment in Peru},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology},
        volume={9},
        number={1},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={PHAT},
        year={2023},
        month={3},
        keywords={Quality of life, Elderly, Mental health},
        doi={10.4108/eetpht.9.3914}
    }
    
  • Djamila Gallegos-Espinoza
    Livia Piñas-Rivera
    Lida Asencios-Trujillo
    Lucía Asencios-Trujillo
    Carlos LaRosa-Longobardi
    Hernan Matta-Solis
    Year: 2023
    Quality of Life in Elderly University professors who attend a health establishment in Peru
    PHAT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eetpht.9.3914
Djamila Gallegos-Espinoza1, Livia Piñas-Rivera1, Lida Asencios-Trujillo1, Lucía Asencios-Trujillo1, Carlos LaRosa-Longobardi1, Hernan Matta-Solis2,*
  • 1: National University of Education Enrique Guzmán y Valle
  • 2: TIC Research Center: eHealth & eEducation, Instituto Peruano de Salud Familiar
*Contact email: hernanmatta@gmail.com

Abstract

Introduction: The quality of life in the elderly is fundamental in which it allows good physical and mental health, with the purpose that it can develop its activities and that it can relate socially. Aim: to determine the quality of life in the elderly university professors who attend a health establishment in Lima. Methods: a quantitative, descriptive-transversal study, with a total population of 153 older adults, who answered a questionnaire on sociodemographic data and the WHOQOL-OLD quality of life questionnaire. Results: we can see in terms of quality of life that 11.1% of the participants had a poor quality of life, 77.1% moderately good quality of life and 11.8% good quality of life. With respect to the sensory capacity dimension, 13.7% of the participants have a good quality of life, 73.2% moderately good quality of life and 13.1% poor quality of life. With respect to the autonomy dimension that, 15.7% of the participants have a good quality of life, 64.1% moderately good quality of life and 20.3% poor quality of life. Conclusions: It is concluded that strategies or campaigns should be implemented that allow comprehensive care in the elderly in a preventive and promotional way for their health. It is concluded that older adults should be followed up to observe any condition that may decrease their quality of life. It is concluded that educational talks should be held for older adults on how to have a stable quality of life.