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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-3

The level of ego integrity among geriatric population in selected area of Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh


1 M.Sc Nursing, Department of Mental Health (Psychiatric) Nursing, College of Nursing, SVIMS, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Mental Health (Psychiatric) Nursing, SVIMS, College of Nursing, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Mental Health (Psychiatric) Nursing, College of Nursing, SVIMS, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Professor, Department of Community Health Nursing, Principal, College of Nursing, SVIMS, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

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M Srinivasa Rao
M.Sc Nursing, Department of Mental Health (Psychiatric) Nursing, College of Nursing, SVIMS, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-1505.260543

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Ageing is a natural process and it brings a number of changes in the physical, psychological, hormonal and the social conditions. As the age increases and person reaches to older period get involved with different challenging phases of life. The present study aimed to assess the level of ego integrity among geriatric population(100) in selected area of Tirupati, interviewed by using Modified Ego Integrity Scale.The results shown Ego integrity as 28% was low, 46% had moderate and 26% had high level and there was significant association between age gender occupation and family income at 0.01 level and religion and education at 0.05 level with their level of ego integrity. Conclusion: Keeping in mind the low ego integrity levels instructional material was distributed in order to improve the level of ego integrity.


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