The Relationship between Happiness, Health Literacy and Quality of Life of Elderly: A Case Study in Wiang Elderly School, Fang District, Chiang Mai Province (in Thai)

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Autumporn Srikuankaew
Athiwat Jiawiwatkul
Sawitri Thayansin

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This research want to study about happiness (HP), health literacy (HL) and quality of life (QOL) in elderly, and study the relationship between happiness and health literacy, the relationship between happiness and quality of life, and the relationship between health literacy and quality of life in elderly at Wiang elderly schools, Fang district, Chiang Mai province. Sample group was 226 elderlies who attended the elderly school, agreed to participate in the research and had no communication problems. The instruments used were general information questionnaire, Thai version the World Health Organization Quality of Life QOL Assessment-Brief Instrument (WHOQOL-BREF), Thai’s happiness index and Thailand Department of Health Service’s health literacy assessment instrument. Analysis was used Descriptive Statistic and Pearson correlation coefficient. It was found that elderly has common QOL, fair HP and fair HL, and also found negative relation between HP and HL significantly at 0.05, positive relation between HP and QOL significantly at 0.01, and positive relation between QOL and HL significantly at 0.01.

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Srikuankaew, A. ., Jiawiwatkul, A. ., & Thayansin, S. . (2018). The Relationship between Happiness, Health Literacy and Quality of Life of Elderly: A Case Study in Wiang Elderly School, Fang District, Chiang Mai Province (in Thai). CONNEXION Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 7(2), 76–95. Retrieved from https://so05.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/MFUconnexion/article/view/241200
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