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Saenun Saenun
Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat Universitas Airlangga
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Correlations between Characteristic of Built Environment, Social Support Quality and the Health Status of Elderly

The Indonesian Journal of Public Health Vol 8, No 3 (2012): The Indonesian Journal of Public Health
Publisher : The Indonesian Journal of Public Health

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Abstract

One of social issue regarding aging people that contributed to health impact was neglected elderly. In addressing this problems the socialservices provisions such as nursing home could become a main alternative solution. The aims of this study were to analyzed correlationsbetween built environment chracteristic, social support quality and healthy behavior with health status of eldery that occupied at Budi Sejahteranursing home, South Kalimantan. This is a cross sectional study conducted during March–July 2011. The population of this study was 65 elderpeoples who meet inclusion requirement and used total population as study sample. Spearman correlations test was used for data analyzation.The result showed most of respondent have poor housing qualities (53.8%) and social support quality (40%). Bivariate analysis showed variouscorrelations between social support quality, healthy behaviors and built environment characteristics with health status of elderly. Conclusionare Housing qualities and social support qualities, especially that came from family were considered poor according respondents perception,and there are various correlations between social support qualities, healthy behaviors and built environment characteristics with respondentshealth status.Key words: built environment, social support, healthy behaviors, health status