The Association between Social Activity and Health-Related Quality of Life in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Baiq Wardatul Minan, Helfi Agustin


Background: Special Region of Yogyakarta is one of Province which has an old population structure in Indonesia. Total elderly are 45,000 or 13.81% of the total population. House for elderly (Rumah Sehat Lansia/ rusela) is a pro­motive and preventive prog­ram to improve the quality of life of the elderly in Yogyakarta. This study aimed to know the association between health related quali­ty of life with social activity at Rusela Facility in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross-sec­tional study conducted at Rumah Sehat Lansia, in Yogyakarta. The dependent variable was health-related quality of life. The inde­pen­dent variable was social activity. A sample of 87 elderly was selected purposively. The data were collected by interviews using a struc­tured ques­tionnaire. The data were analyzed by Chi square test.

Results: Sample characteristic were female (78.20%) and 56-65 years old (57.50%). There was a positive association between social acti­vity with health-related quali­ty of life in elderly (OR= 6.85; 95%CI= 2.64 to 18.91; p<0.001).

Conclusion: There is a positive association between social activity with health-related quali­ty of life in elderly.

Keywords: health-related quality of life, social activity, elderly

Correspondence: Helfi Agustin. Department of Public Health, Ah­mad Dahlan University, Yogyakarta, Jl. Prof. Dr. Soe­po­mo, Janturan, Warung­bo­­to, Um­bul­harjo 55164, Yogyakarta. Email: helfi­agu­stin@­ik­m­ Mobile Phone: 0852­7455­4­­097.

Journal of Health Promotion and Behavior (2020), 5(2): 87-95

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