Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Study of Home Choices and Quality of Life for Senior Citizens: A Quantitative Study
by McKain, Denise, N.P., University of Phoenix, 2019, 119; 13879774
Abstract (Summary)

The issues on the aging older adults are global. Adapting to housing choices and maintaining the quality of life is an issue and the focal points. The purpose of this proposed study was to explore the relationships between housing choices for senior citizens and the perceived quality of life after age 65. The study focused on two research questions with the intent of answering the overall research question: What is the relationship between residential choices and quality of life among senior citizens? (RQ 1): What is the relationship between housing choices and quality of life as measured using the SF 36 among adults over 65 years in an urban area of a large metropolitan city? (RQ 2): Can the anticipated future housing choices among adults aged 55-64 years after age 65 predict perceived quality of life in an urban area of a large metropolitan city? The participants for the study consisted of 69 older adults 65 and older and 23 participants 55-64 years old. The 65 and older participants completed the SF 36 tool, and the 55-64 adults were polled on their potential choice of residence after age 65. The research utilized descriptive statistics, Oneway ANOVA and point biserial correlation for analysis of the data. The research findings indicated significance on three of the eight scales (p < .05). The three scales are physical functioning significant (p = .00), role limitations due to physical health significant (p = .01), and social functioning significant (p = .01). The overall findings of the community group indicated a significant correlation between place of residence and quality of life in three areas.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ramer, Lois
Commitee: Hollis, Clea P., Sunday, William
School: University of Phoenix
Department: Nursing
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-B 80/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Aging, Nursing
Keywords: Assisted living, Community, Elderly place of residence, Long-term care, Nursing home, Quality of life
Publication Number: 13879774
ISBN: 978-1-392-21372-8
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