International Journal of Home Science
2020, VOL. 6 ISSUE 1, PART E
Assessment of health status and nutrition knowledge of selected geriatrics
Author(s): J Santhi
Aged people are the vulnerable group suffering from nutritional problems and non-communicable diseases. The objective of the study was to assess the health status, nutritional knowledge and dietary practices among the selected Geriatrics. Eighty (80) Geriatrics in the age group of 70-85 years were selected. An Interview Schedule was used to collect the information. Only 44 percent of the Geriatrics had normal BMI levels. Joint pain, dental, vision and hearing problems, diabetes, hypertension and cardiac disease were the major health problems noticed among the Geriatrics. Majority of them were diabetics but not aware of the dietary management. The selected Geriatrics had poor in nutritional knowledge, attitude and their practice. Hence, this research study concludes that awareness on good health and nutrition should be created among Geriatrics through nutrition education.
How to cite this article:
J Santhi. Assessment of health status and nutrition knowledge of selected geriatrics. International Journal of Home Science. 2020; 6(1): 278-280.