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dc.contributor.authorManiragaba, Fred
dc.contributor.authorNzabona, Abel
dc.contributor.authorAsiimwe, John B.
dc.contributor.authorBizimungu, Emmanuel
dc.contributor.authorMushomi, John
dc.contributor.authorNtozi, James
dc.contributor.authorKwagala, Betty
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-07T11:32:58Z
dc.date.available2022-03-07T11:32:58Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationManiragaba F, Nzabona A, Asiimwe JB, Bizimungu E, Mushomi J, Ntozi J, et al. (2019) Factors associated with older persons’ physical health in rural Uganda. PLoS ONE 14(1): e0209262. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0209262en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0209262
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/2460
dc.description.abstractThe proportion of older persons in developing countries is increasing with no clear evidence of improvement in physical health. The aim of this paper was to examine the factors associated with older persons’ physical health in rural Uganda. Methods This paper is based on a cross-sectional study of 912 older persons age 60 years and older across four major regions of Uganda. The study was conceptualized basing on World Health Organization quality of life BREF (WHOQOL-BREF). Analysis was done at three levels, that is, frequency distributions were generated to describe background characteristics of respondents and cross-tabulations were done to determine associations between dependent and each of the independent variables. Ordinal logistic regression was used to determine the predictors of physical health. Results The likelihood of good physical health is high among older persons (Ops) who controlled their household assets (OR = 3.64; CI = 1.81–7.30) or the household assets controlled by their spouses (OR = 4.44; CI = 1.91–10.32) relative to those whose household assets were controlled by their children. There is high likelihood of good physical health among those who engage in physical activities (OR = 2.28; CI = 1.52–3.43) compared to those who do not.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPloS oneen_US
dc.subjectolder personsen_US
dc.subjectphysical healthen_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.titleFactors associated with older persons’ physical health in rural Ugandaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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