THE ANALYSIS OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH STATUS OF SENIOR CITIZENS FROM NURSING HOMES IN LUOYANG, A THIRD LINE CITY OF CHINA
Objective: This study aims to investigate the psychological status of old pensioners who live in aged care facilities in Luoyang; and meanwhile, analyzing factors related those older adults. Methods: Totally 250 older people from 10 nursing homes in the urban area of Luoyang were investigated by random sampling method. A questionnaire-based survey with Self-rating Anxiety Scale (SAS) and Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS) was conducted to elderly participants. We also conducted the structured interview for some residents. Results: The age，monthly income，the number of chronic diseases that they suffered from and self- care ability were influential factors of SAS score in elderly participants. The age，the number of chronic diseases that they suffered from and self-care ability were influential factors of SDS score in the elderly participants. Conclusion: The psychological health status of the elderly is closely related to their age，number of chronic disease that they suffered from and self-care ability．
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