alexa Assessment of the Effect of Information Access on Emotional Well-Being of the Elderly in Ibadan
ISSN: 2167-7182

Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

Assessment of the Effect of Information Access on Emotional Well-Being of the Elderly in Ibadan

Oluwagbemiga Oyinlola* and Oluwafunmilayo O Folaranmi

Department of Social Work, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Corresponding Author:
Oluwagbemiga Oyinlola
Department of Social Work University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Tel: 2347031263579
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: April 01, 2016 Accepted date: April 26, 2016; Published date: April 28, 2016

Citation: Oyinlola O, Folaranmi OO (2016) Assessment of the Effect of Information Access on Emotional Well-Being of the Elderly in Ibadan. J Gerontol Geriatr Res 5:298. doi:10.4172/2167-7182.1000298

Copyright: © 2016 Oyinlola O, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

The objective of the study is to assess the effect of information access on emotional well-being among the elderly presented at the Geriatric Center, University College Hospital, Ibadan. The study used a descriptive survey research to retrieve information from the purposively selected 186 respondents attending the Geriatric Centre. Structured questionnaire was used to retrieve information from the respondents after obtaining ethical approval from the hospital research ethics committee. The result was analysed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) which revealed that, there was a significant effect of print media on the emotional well-being of the elderly at the Geriatric Center, University College Hospital, Ibadan. Internet access had significant effect on the emotional well-being of the elderly at the Geriatric Center, University College Hospital, Ibadan. Also, access to audio-visual had significant effect on the emotional well-being of the elderly at the Geriatric Center, University College Hospital, Ibadan. The multiple regression analysis showed that, audio-visual contributed the most to the emotional well-being of the elderly (ß=0.402; t=6.788; p<0.05).Followed by Print-media (ß=0.216 t =5.150; p<0.05) and then by Internet access (ß=0.211 t=2.300; p<0.05). Recommendations include development of age appropriate production of adult friendly Information Education Communication (IEC) materials. Specialized training in communication skills for Geriatric medical social workers, nurses and physicians to flexibly work in a culturally sensitive environment will enhance promotion dignity and worth of elderly patients presented in hospitals.

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading
Loading Please wait..
 
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords