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2021, Vol. 8, Issue 2, Part A

Status of positive mental health among elderly people of Tehri Uttarakhand


Author(s): Khyati Sharma, Dr. Arun and Dr. Vivek Mishra

Abstract: The objective of the present study was to determine the status of positive mental health in elderly people of Tehri Uttarakhand. In this study, 600 elderly people from Tehri District of Uttarakhand were chosen purposively. The sample includes 300 male elderly and 300 female elderly. The sample belongs to the age bracket of 60 to 75 years of age. With the help of non-probability sampling, only those elderly without any serious health complications were selected. The Hindi inventory for assessment of positive mental health developed by Agashe and Helode (2007) was used. Result indicative of the scientific fact that 17.7% elderly (N=106) had a lower degree of positive mental health; 52.1% elderly (N=313) possesses a moderate level of positive mental health whereas 30.2% elderly (N=181) possesses a high level of positive mental health. So the percentage of senior citizens with low positive mental health is least in this geriatric group while the majority of the elderly had moderate positive mental health (P<.05). On the basis of results, it may be concluded that the status of positive mental health in elderly population residing in Tehri District of Uttarakhand was satisfactory and thereby call for an exhaustive study on lifestyle of elderly subjects living in adverse climatic condition.

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How to cite this article:
Khyati Sharma, Dr. Arun, Dr. Vivek Mishra. Status of positive mental health among elderly people of Tehri Uttarakhand. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(2):25-27.
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