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Problems Experienced by Elderly in Different Socio-Economic Status Families in Ludhiana City


Shweta Sachan
Research Scholar
Department of Human Development,
Punjab Agricultural University
Ludhiana – 141004
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Sukhminder Kaur
Senior Extension specialist
Department of Human Development,
Punjab Agricultural University,
Ludhiana (Punjab) India
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Abstract


Aging brings about a number of physiological changes and is considered as the closing period in the life span. The reasons for these changes are biological and environmental, socio-economic and cultural in nature. Ageing is also associated with many physical and psychological problems and diseases. There is steady rise in the population of older persons in India. With the steady increase of old persons the magnitude of their problems is also increasing. The present study is an attempt to study problems experienced by elderly in different socio-economic status families in Ludhiana city of Punjab state. A sample consisting of 300 elderly equally distributed over age and gender was selected from three different socio-economic groups i.e. low, middle and high. Data were collected by using P.G.I. health questionnaire developed by Verma et al (1985) to assess the problems experienced by the elderly. A Socio-economic status scale developed by Meenakshi (2010) was used to assess the status of the family. Significant differences were found in the physical and psychological problems experienced by elderly in different socio-economic strata. There were significant age and gender differences in physical and psychological problems experienced by the elderly.


Keywords: Ageing, elderly, socio-economic status, problems

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