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The Sense of Quality of Life Among the Elderly in the Open Protection Centres of the Elderly (KAPI) During the Economic Crisis

Zacharias Dermatis (), Athanasia Konstantinopoulou, Athina Lazakidou and Athanasios Anastasiou ()

Applied Economics and Finance, 2019, vol. 6, issue 4, 11-17

Abstract: Surveys in the field of health sociology have repeatedly shown that people belonging to low socio-economic groups face health problems and live less than people belonging to high socio-economic groups. The purpose of the current survey is to investigate the socio-economic indicators that affect the health level of the elderly. A number of questionnaires were distributed to the elderly in a number of Open Protection Centres of the Elderly (KAPI) in the country. A total of 897 questionnaires were filled in. The data was processed using the IBM SPSS Statistics v. 23. Regarding the existence of correlations between economic characteristics and the sense of the quality of life of the elderly, it was established that people with economic autonomy and highest annual income perceive their quality of life as being superior compared to those lacking economic autonomy and lower annual income. There is almost complete coincidence of the research findings with the theoretical approaches of the literature survey. Specifically, there is an apparently stronger proportional relationship of the ¡°Sense of Quality of Life¡± with the Health Characteristics of the respondents and a less proportional relationship of the ¡°Sense of Quality of Life¡± with the Economic Characteristics of the respondents.

Keywords: health; economic factors; elderly; sense of quality of life; open protection centres of the elderly (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R00 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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