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Perceptions on quality of life among older adults with hypertension in Thailand: a qualitative study

Chonticha Chantakeeree (Faculty of Nursing, Gerontological Nursing Department, Burapha University, Chon Buri, Thailand and Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland)
Marjorita Sormunen (Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland)
Pornchai Jullamate (Faculty of Nursing, Gerontological Nursing Department, Burapha University, Chon Buri, Thailand)
Hannele Turunen (Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland and Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland)

Working with Older People

ISSN: 1366-3666

Article publication date: 21 August 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to explore the perceptions of quality of life among older Thai adults with hypertension.

Design/methodology/approach

A descriptive qualitative design was used. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 40 older adults. Thematic analysis was used to analyze the data.

Findings

The analyses were divided into six major themes: happiness in life; health and functionality; activity in social relationships; religion anchor; autonomy to manage their own life; and security in finances and environment.

Practical implications

The findings can guide health care professionals and policymakers when planning and implementing interventions and policies for improving the quality of life of older adults, particularly that of rural older adults with low incomes.

Originality/value

The findings showed minor differences between urban and rural older adults in financial security, where the rural participants expressed greater financial insecurity than the urban counterparts. However, no other major differences emerged.

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Citation

Chantakeeree, C., Sormunen, M., Jullamate, P. and Turunen, H. (2023), "Perceptions on quality of life among older adults with hypertension in Thailand: a qualitative study", Working with Older People, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/WWOP-07-2023-0030

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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