Leisure for the Elderly

  • Ifon Driposwana Putra STIKes Payung Negeri Pekanbaru
  • Ingrid Weddy Viva Febrya STIKes Payung Negeri Pekanbaru
Keywords: elderly, use of leisure


The increase in life expectancy and the proportion of the elderly group has not been matched by a fairly good quality of life for the elderly. Elderly people spend a lot of their time unproductive. Even though the leisure time owned by the elderly group can be used to meet needs that can improve the quality of life of the elderly. Managing time in every activity is very important so that it can create a comfortable life. This type of research is quantitative with a descriptive design, the population of this research is the occupants of UPT PSTW Khusnul Khotimah as many as 57 elderly, and in this study using a total sampling technique where the entire population is used as the research sample. The purpose of this study was to describe the use of spare time in the elderly in UPT PSTW Khusnul Khotimah Riau Province. Data were collected using a physical activity scale for elderly (PASE) questionnaire, then analyzed by univariate. The results showed that the majority (89%) of the elderly were not effective at using leisure at UPT PSTW Khusnul Khotimah Riau Province. It can be concluded from this study that most of the elderly are not effective in using leisure time at UPT PSTW Khusnul Khotimah, Riau Province. It is hoped that UPT PSTW Khusnul Khotimah Riau Province will make a programmed schedule to fill the spare time of the elderly.


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How to Cite
Putra, I., & Febrya, I. (2020). Leisure for the Elderly. Jurnal Keperawatan, 12(4), 593-600. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.32583/keperawatan.v12i4.847