Mental Health in the Elderly People in two Welfare Homes in Malaysia


Khadijeh Falahaty
Loke Seng Cheong


The purpose of this study was to determine the mental health status among the elderly in two welfare homes in Malaysia. Methods: A cross-sectional design was employed to determine the mental health among elderly people. A total of 100 subjects were selected by simple random sampling from two welfare homes (Cheras in Selangor, and Seremban) in Malaysia. To describe the data, use averages, standard deviations and percentages. Also, for comparing the mean mental health of individuals in groups, independent t-test or ANOVA were used. According to the cutting point 23 in the questionnaire

(GHQ-28) 37% of the elderly were suspected of having mental disorders. Also, there was a significant difference in mental health between gender, education level, marital status, economic status and family composition(P <0 /001). According to the results of this research and special needs of elderly people, mental health of the elderly can be easily threatened.



How to Cite
Falahaty, K., & Cheong, L. S. (2018). Mental Health in the Elderly People in two Welfare Homes in Malaysia. The International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies, 6(10). Retrieved from