Life satisfaction of elderly females who are overweight as compared to elderly females of ideal weight
AuthorRosenquist, Lawrence Karl
AdvisorPergrin, Jessie V.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractA descriptive study was done to determine the difference in life satisfaction of elderly females who were overweight as compared to elderly females of ideal weight. The sample consisted of 30 females, aged 60 to 80, who were living in the community. No differences in life satisfaction scores were found between the overweight and ideal weight elderly females. The elderly females who were identified as being overweight had a mean life satisfaction score of 14.8 with a standard deviation of 2.45. Elderly females of ideal weight had a mean life satisfaction score of 15.9 with a standard deviation of 2.12. Major differences in summated results of selected demographic variables were not found for the elderly females who were overweight as compared to the elderly females of ideal weight. Findings from the study and implications for nursing are discussed. Recommendations for further research are included.
Degree ProgramGraduate College