|Posted by kosishthehospice on June 3, 2013 at 9:45 PM|
At Kosish-the hospice, we are planning to undertake an intervention-based survey of the rural-based elderly widows with the following aims & objectives:
1. To have an insight into the quality-of-life and problems faced by the rural elderly widows
2. To quantify their physical problems
3. To provide measures to help solve these problems as far as feasible with an overall motive to help improve their quality of life.
Study design: Prospective, cohort based
Methodology: This would be a survey-based method in which two female health care workers would conduct door-to-door surveys of the elderly widows in rural settings. A focused questionnaire which has been designed keeping in mind the local & cultural appropriateness (having questions directed at physical, social, psychological & spiritual issues), would be asked and appropriate interventions where possible would be undertaken, like administration of analgesics, anti-hypertensives, calcium and vitamin supplementation, etc.
Requirements: Funding for the two health care workers (approx. INR 5000/month x 6 months) and funding directed towards cost of medications & appliances (approx INR 2500/month x 12 months). Donors can donate partially or completely. The names of the donors would be featured in our website www.kosishthehospice.webs.com .Donation details are featured in our website.