Background: The decreasing social interactions in the elderly can make them feel isolated. Some of them feel lonely and experience social isolation and stress, which can affect the quality of life of the elderly. Purpose: This research aims to analyze the relationship between social interactions, the quality of life of the elderly, and the forms of the social interactions. Method: This research is a cross sectional study with the population of elders living in Nursing Home. Fifteen respondents were recruited using total sampling technique. Social interaction is used as an independent variable and quality of life is the dependent variable. Research data were obtained using a questionnaire and analyzed using Spearman Rho with a significance level of p <0.05. Results: The results indicate that there is no significant relationship between social interaction and quality of life in the elderly (p = 0.760). Conclusion: Social interactions in nursing homes do not have a correlation with the quality of life in the elderly who live in the nursing homes. Other variables that influence social interactions in nursing homes need to be examined. Nurses must maintain social interactions by improving some activities for better quality of life.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 2019|
- Quality of Life
- Social Interaction