Survey of Effects of Centres for Healthy Ageing on Older Persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina

No. of pages: 57

Publication date: November 2016

Author: UNFPA BiH

Publisher: UNFPA BiH

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Although ageing is a normal process in the individual life cycle of every person, it is still viewed in every community as a special challenge for various sectors and institutions. Ageing persons are population groups with particular demands and needs, whose health conditions are associated with various health-related factors, dominance of chronic non-communicable diseases and inequality. Analysing the health condition of older persons is one of the fundamental factors for planning, organization and evaluation of health and social care in using health and social care services. The survey has clearly shown that members of CHAs have better quality of life than their counterparts in the control group. However, the role of CHAs in acquiring that extra quality has yet to be proven through additional researches/surveys to be conducted.