“Biopsychosocial Needs of Elderly Population in Selected Community Area of Doiwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand”

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Arpita Bali
Grace M. Singh
John Davidson
Sandhya Negi


Objectives: The aim of the study to explore the Biopsychosoical needs of the elderly population in selected community area, to uncover the problems faced by the elderly population in day to day activities.

 Methodology: This is the Quantitative Research Approach, survey research design was adopted to investigate the Biopsychosocial needs among elderly population. 135 elderly populations aged 60-90 years, were selected by total enumerative sampling technique and data was collected by structured interview schedule method.

Result: the finding reveled that Biopsychosocial need in elderly population was associated with demographic characteristics, As most of the sample (80.74%) had their biological needs arise in personal hygiene. Then the most of the participants (85.92%) had need arise under Psychological needs in the leisure time. Moreover, more than half of elderly population (57.77%) had sociological needs arise in the family relation/social environment. On determining the correlation between the biological, psychological and sociological needs it was find that there was moderate positive correlation among them. As non parametric test was applied and it was found that there was statistically association was found only in the group of  previous knowledge regarding Biopsychosocial needs of elderly associated with socio demographic variable among elderly population.

Conclusion: In overall assessment of Biopsychosocial needs. It had all three needs that are falling more towards the needs arise in each component of items under each domains.

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Arpita Bali, Grace M. Singh, John Davidson, & Sandhya Negi. (2023). “Biopsychosocial Needs of Elderly Population in Selected Community Area of Doiwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand”. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(2), 961–985. Retrieved from https://www.jclmm.com/index.php/journal/article/view/1115


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