International Journal of Advance Research in Medical Surgical Nursing
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
A study to assess the awareness and utilization of geriatric scheme in Saidapet
Cecyli C, Pasupathi AA and Pragathi H
India is experiencing a demographic change with a descent in fertility rate and growth in life expectancy. Before long, we will confront another test with a fast increment in the quantity of matured and the related wellbeing and social issues, as enormous greater part of populace will move from working ages to mature ages, consequently expanding the mature age dependency. Under this specific situation, we ought to utilize to the mature age scheme in India to preview our degree of readiness in embracing this challenge. The current investigation intends to evaluate the awareness and utilization of geriatric welfare services among geriatric population. A descriptive research design with purposive sampling technique was adopted to conduct a study at urban primary health centre in saidapet among urban elderly people who are under the geriatric scheme. Data were gathered using a self-structured questionnaire through a structured interview method. The outcomes portray that majority of them 20(66.7%) had good awareness and utilization of geriatric scheme and10(33.3%) had average awareness and utilization of geriatric scheme among urban elderly.The examination likewise uncovers the mean score of awareness and utilization of geriatric scheme among urban elderly was 11.23 with standard deviation of 1.71.There was a factually huge relationshipof demographic variable (age) with level of utilization and awareness of geriatric scheme among urban elderly at p< 0.05 level and the other demographic variables had not indicated measurably noteworthy relationship with level of utilization and awareness of geriatric scheme among urban elderly.