Health and Nutritional Status of Aged People

Authors

  • Md Monoarul Haque Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka
  • A K M Majbah Uddin University of South Asia, Dhaka
  • Mohammed Abu Naser Institute of Social Welfare & Research University of Dhaka, Dhaka
  • Md Zahid Hasan Khan Community Medical Institute, Gaibandha
  • Suman Kumar Roy Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka
  • Yasin Arafat Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v13i3.21019

Keywords:

Health status, Nutritional status, Aged people

Abstract

Background: There is inadequate evidence based information to assist health policy makers in preparing for appropriate health, nutrition and social support guideline for the elderly in Bangladesh. Objective: The present study is an attempt to assess the health and nutritional status of elderly people in selected hospital in Dhaka.

Methods: It was a cross sectional descriptive study. The subjects were selected purposively. The study was conducted among 50 elderly attending Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University. Anthropometric data such as height and weight of the study subjects were collected by using standard techniques. Nutritional status was measured according to WHO guideline.

Result: Most of the subjects belong to 60-64 yrs age group. Overall nutritional status as well as health status was not good and satisfactory. Most of them were suffering from malnutrition and arthritis as well as diabetes was very common. Partial reduced of appetite was seen among respondents. Dietary pattern was not good. Conclusion: Health and nutritional status of aged people in this study was not satisfactory.

Recommendation: Intervention programs related to health and nutritional status may be arranged.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v13i3.21019

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Author Biographies

Md Monoarul Haque, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka

Department of Community Nutrition
Faculty of Public Health

A K M Majbah Uddin, University of South Asia, Dhaka

Department of Public Health & Life Science

Mohammed Abu Naser, Institute of Social Welfare & Research University of Dhaka, Dhaka

Department of Gerontology & Geriatric Welfare

Suman Kumar Roy, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka

Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology

Yasin Arafat, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka

Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology

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Published

2014-11-29

How to Cite

Haque, M. M., Uddin, A. K. M. M., Abu Naser, M., Khan, M. Z. H., Roy, S. K., & Arafat, Y. (2014). Health and Nutritional Status of Aged People. Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College Journal, 13(3), 30–34. https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v13i3.21019

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