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Pattaraporn Khongboon1,2, Sathirakorn Pongpanich1*and Viroj Tangcharoensatien3

1College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330 Thailand

2Prince Mahidol Award Foundation under the Royal Patronage, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Bangkoknoi, Bangkok, 10700 Thailand

3International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, 11000 Thailand

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ABSTRACT

Thailand is now developing very swiftly into an old aged society and therefore the demands for social and health services are increasing day by day. This present topic is a systemic review on the lives of the aged people of Thailand. A critical analysis has been made on the people of Thailand aged more than or equals to fifty. This review has been done by using data, recovered through Pub Med, Scopus and ISI Web of science. The point of this analysis was about these six below mentioned outcomes such as- health and well-being, living arrangements, use of health facilities, process-related health outcomes, income, or support. Seventy-two studies were published about this included this review within 1994 to 2016. Different methods and techniques such as quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods were used in these studies. In 51.4 % cases Probability sampling methods and in 44.5% cases purposive sampling methods were used. 31.9% of the information was taken from the national survey data. The data sources of these studies were taken primarily from the outpatients of the hospitals and secondarily from the primary health care centers who acted as the participants. These studies and analysis have determined different types of outcomes. Some outcomes indicate that the public health policies and programs on aging are not acting as a whole development program. On the other hand, some outcomes indicate on healthy life expectancy, which is the outcome of heath care. Imbalances can be noticed among the needs and the provided health care.

Keywords: elderly, policy, quality of life, scoping review, Thailand, well-being

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