International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 7 (2017)

A study to assess the knowledge and attitude of famiy members regarding care of senior citizen selected area in Pune city


Renie Raju, Rashmi Joshi, Radha Kumbhar, Ayesha Patwekar

In India there are people over the age of 60 will make up 25% of population? These are mentally physically depend on adult of family members. Family members are humble to care of elderly because of competitive world, so there is increase in old age home. The Aim of the study was to assess knowledge &attitude of family members regarding care of senior citizen in Pune city The Objective of the study was to assess the knowledge & attitude among family members residing with elderly within family & to associate the knowledge &attitude with selected demographical variables. Non experimental Design was adapted for to conduct study. The sample size for study was 100 adult people above age of 18 year up to 45 years residing within family with elderly. Include entire research methodology In present study quantitative research approach and non experimental descriptive survey design was used knowledge attitude were the research variables. Samples were selected from members of 100 family of Pune city. Adult members residing at selected family of Pune city were the sample of the study for which a non probability purposive sampling technique was used to draw the sample from accessible population. Used for the selection 100 samples. Demographic data, knowledge of family members, attitude scale was used as data collection tool. Validity of the tool was done by a group of 7 experts from the field of nursing. Split half method used to calculate the reliability of data. We collected the data by taking permission for research study by the institution. Written consent was taken from the sample. The investigators then administer the standard scale questionnaire to assess the knowledge and attitude of family members regarding care of senior citizen and asked them to tick what they felt appropriate. The collected data were analyzed by using descriptive statistic in terms of frequency percentage and mean. Chi-square and correlation test was applied to determine the relationship between knowledge scale and attitude scale and association with selected demographic variables. The result of the analysis shows that 87% of samples had good knowledge and 13% of sample has poor knowledge. In our study almost 91% of family members have positive attitude towards elderly people and 9% of family members have negative attitude. There is as increase in knowledge, the attitude also increase that is positive correlation between knowledge and attitude of family members regarding care of senior citizen.
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Renie Raju, Rashmi Joshi, Radha Kumbhar, Ayesha Patwekar. A study to assess the knowledge and attitude of famiy members regarding care of senior citizen selected area in Pune city. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 4, Issue 7, 2017, Pages 317-320
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development