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|Journal Name||ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry (MyCite Report)|
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ASSESSMENT OF LATE ADULTHOOD KNOWLEDGE ABOUT PSYCHOLOGICAL FRAILTY AT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE-SUWAIRA IN MIDDLE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY-IRAQAuthor(s): Ammar A Okab* and Sabah A Ahmed
Aim(s): Assess late adulthood knowledge about psychological frailty, to measure the level of knowledge about psychological frailty, and to find out the correlation between knowledge with regard to their socio-demographic characteristics.
Methods: A descriptive study design carried out at technical institute-Suwaira in middle technical university. Included (100) of late adult’s staff to assess their knowledge about psychological frailty. Non-probability sample (convenience sample). The data collection was through the direct interview technique by researcher with each participant of staff lasted from 28th April 2022 to 15th August 2022. Questionnaire format contents part (1) Socio-demographic characteristics, also the questionnaire contain part (2) Knowledge about psychological frailty. The data analysis approaches were used in order to analyse and assess the results of the study under application of the Statistical Package (SPSS) ver. (25): frequency distributions, percent and chi-square.
Results: The results of the study show that the majority of the study sample are (64%) of them were (49-56) years old, (61%) were male, the late adults are showing more than half assessment of knowledge is fair, showing fair level of knowledge about psychological frailty more than half (61%), and show high positive significant relationship between late adults’ knowledge about psychological frailty and age, gender, job title, life style and do exercise regularly.
Conclusions and recommendations: The study concluded that late adults show more than half assessment of knowledge is fair, more than half is fair level of knowledge about psychological frailty, and high positive significant relationship between late adults knowledge about psychological frailty and socio-demographic characteristics. The study recommend that need to developing educational program, lecture, courses and seminar about overall frailty and domains of frailty to increase knowledge of late adults that lead to change their lifestyle and go away the wrong behaviours and habits. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 24 (7) July, 2023; 1-7