International Journal of Medicine and Public Health,2015,5,4,274-278.
Introduction: Quality of life (QOL) of elderly often deteriorates due to many factors. This study was planned to find out the different domains of QOL of elderly people affected by socio-demographic factors. Materials and Methods: This was a community-based cross-sectional study conducted in Kolkata and Sonarpur area of West Bengal, India from January to December, 2013. The qQOL questionnaire developed by World Health Organization was used (BREF). The scores of QOL were assessed in the light of different socio-demographic characteristics. Results and Analysis: The QOL was significantly lower among people having more age, female, illiterate, financially fully dependent and those having lower socio-economic status. Conclusion: QOL is an important determinant of the living status of elderly and socio-demographic factors determine the QOL in this age group.