Abstract

Objective: To determine the level of quality of life of the older adult belonging to the Social Gerontological Program of two provinces of Ica, Peru, 2017. Methods: The study is non-experimental, descriptive and cross-sectional. The population was older adults belonging to the Social Gerontological Program of the provinces of Palpa (n=65) and Nasca (n=30), Ica, Peru. The unit of analysis was the older adult belonging to the Social Gerontological Program. Quality of life was evaluated by the Health Survey SF-36. Results: 90% of older adults belonging to the Social Gerontological Program of the province of Nasca, have high quality of life according to mental health; while 60% have a regular quality of life according to vitality. It was found that 81.5% of the older adults belonging to the Social Gerontological Program of the province of Palpa have high quality of life according to mental health, but low quality of life according to physical role (63.1%). Conclusion: Quality of life of the older adult belonging to the Social Gerontological Program of the province of Nasca is better than quality of life of those belonging to the Social Gerontological Program of the province of Palpa.

Keywords: Quality of life, old age, health services, Peru