Physical, Mental and Social Wellbeing among Inmates Living in Destitute Home
Introduction: Wellbeing can be defined as an experience of health, happiness, and prosperity with good mental health, high satisfaction, and sense of meaning or purpose but now-a-days it seems declining which adversely affects the physical, mental and social well-being of people leading to poverty, unemployment and destitution.
Objectives: The study aimed to assess the physical, mental and social wellbeing among inmates living in destitute home and seek association between their overall wellbeing with selected demographic variables.
Methods: The quantitative research approach was adopted for the study with a descriptive survey design. It included 80 inmates living in destitute homes aged above 18 years selected through non-probability purposive sampling technique. Face to Face interviews were conducted to collect data using structured rating scales. The data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Result: Majority of the study subjects i.e. 37.5% were in the age group of 40-60 years and 76.25% were male. 93.8% of them had poor physical wellbeing, 71.2% had poor mental wellbeing, and 81.25% had poor social wellbeing. There was significant association of overall wellbeing of inmates living in destitute home with selected demographic variables i.e., marital status, suffering from any illness currently as well as prior to admission to destitute home, family monthly income (prior to admission to destitute home) and current source of income at 0.05 level of significance.
Conclusion: The present study shows that there is a poor state of physical, mental, and social wellbeing among inmates living in destitute home. The study also concludes that there is significant association of overall wellbeing of destitute with their marital status, current source of income, their illness and monthly family income.
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