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| Published: September 30, 2021

Social Health Aspects of Elderly: A Study with Special Reference to Kottayam District

Abin Abraham

Research Scholar, MG University, Kottayam, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Franco Tom

Audit Associate, Ernst and Young, Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, R D Arjunraj

Purchase and Sales Coordinator, Southern Cloth Kattappana, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0903.204


The aging process is of course a biological reality that has its own dynamic, largely beyond human control. This study examining one of the dimensions of quality of life called health. This quantitative study conducted in the Kottayam district. There are 6 municipalities in the Kottayam district and two of them were selected for the study. 50 respondents were selected through systematic random sampling in probability sampling. An interview schedule was the instrument used for collecting data from the selected sample. The study resulted that the elderly wants more family support in social health and social problems. They are unsatisfied in interpersonal relationships and failed to maintain social relationships. This study concluded that there is a strong relationship between health aspects and social support.

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021