Aging is a global demographic phenomenon. The Aging in Pakistan is a grave matter of concern which is neglected not only at state level but in research field too. This study focused to explore the relationship between disease profile and participation of older persons (OPs) in household decision making. A sample of 384 OPs was selected from Rawalpindi for data collection. Data were entered and analyzed in SPSS. Male participation was 70% and 30% of females. The findings of the research indicate 8.1% of cases of hypertension among older persons, heart problems were reported in 12.8% cases and 15.1% of the sample suffering from Diabetes. Cross-tabulation of data shows that the Pearson value is 32.552 and the calculated p-value is .000 [p<.05], this shows that a significant association prevails among household decision making of older persons and their disease profile with special reference to gender group. This also helps to conclude that active yet age bound involvement in household matters in old age is healthy for older persons.
1-Abid Ghafoor Chaudhry Chairman/Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Aftab Ahmed PhD Scholar, Department of Sociology, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Aging, Aging and Disease, Elder's Wellbeing, Social Participation and Aging