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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2020, Volume: 13, Issue: 47, Pages: 4595-4602

Original Article

Impact of Socioeconomic status on depression of Elderly in Punjab, Pakistan

Received Date:07 September 2020, Accepted Date:04 October 2020, Published Date:23 December 2020


Background/ Objectives: The present study explores the impact of socioeconomic status on the depression of the elderly. The study has been conducted on 800 respondents in Punjab, Pakistan. The main objective of the research was to examine the impact of socioeconomic status on geriatric depression of the elderly. Methods/ Statistical analysis: Questionnaires were used to collect data. Survey research design was used. Simple random sampling technique was used for the particular research. Findings: The results showed that socioeconomic has a significant negative correlation with the level of depression. This shows that those who have higher level of socioeconomic status tended to have lower level of depression. The ability to do routine activities in daily life is based on socioeconomic status was the most prevailing factor of having good mental health in old age. Novelty/Applications : The scholarship recommended that socioeconomic status is related to mental health and has a negative effect on people overall mental health in old age. Based on the findings, it is recommended that government may develop programs such as social security for the elderly people that will help them in maintaining their socioeconomic status. Mental health practitioners must focus on the interventions that will recognize the importance of mental health in later ages.

Keywords: Socioeconomic status; Geriatric depression; elderly; Pakistan


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