An Exploration of Problems Confronted by Elderly in Chakdara, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

  • Nasar Khan, Mr University of Chitral, Pakistan
  • Asif Ali, Mr Bacha Khan, University, Charsadda, Pakistan
  • Michal Olah, Dr Institute of Nursing and Social Work dr. Pavel Blaha in Skalica St. Elizabeth University of Health and Social sciences Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Abstract

Elderly includes in one of the neglected portion of modern societies (Germov, 2002; Kendall, 2007). The current study is an exploration of various problems to which elderly are confronted with. The study has been conducted in Chakdara, Khyber Pakhtunkhwah, Pakistan. The study is based on quantitative research design and is cross-sectional. Sampling for this study has been carried out in two phases; firstly, elderly population in the study area was identified through household survey; Secondly, a total of 200 elderly i.e. persons aging above 60 were interviewed through structured interview schedule. The collected information has been analyzed in shape tables including percentages and the application of chi-square test. Further, the tables are discussed in light of literary information for validation and precision. The study concludes that elderly in the area are confronted with various problems including familial, economic and health related problems.

Published
2020-03-05
How to Cite
Khan, N., Ali, A., & Olah, M. (2020). An Exploration of Problems Confronted by Elderly in Chakdara, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Journal of Sociology, 2(1), 83-91. Retrieved from https://js.uoch.edu.pk/index.php/js/article/view/38
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