Assessing Health-Related Quality of Life among Older People in Rural Bangladesh
2004 (English)In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing, ISSN 1043-6596, E-ISSN 1552-7832, Vol. 15, no 4, 298-307 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
he purpose of this study was to review instruments of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) to identify an instrument appropriate for elderly people in rural Bangladesh. In addition, it hypothesizes that it is important to include physical, psychological, social, spiritual, economic, and environmental dimensions when assessing HRQoL in this group. Sixteen generic instruments found through PubMed were reviewed with regard to content and construct. None of the reviewed instruments fully met the criteria required in the intended context. In-depth interviews were conducted with 11 elderly people in rural Bangladesh to explore the dimensions of HRQoL they considered important. Content analysis of the interview transcripts supported the hypothesis that all six dimensions were important. Suggestions for a new HRQoL instrument appropriate for elderly people in rural Bangladesh are presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 15, no 4, 298-307 p.
Research subject Nursing Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-34436OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-34436DiVA: diva2:756333