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23 International Journal of Medical and Health Research ISSN: 2454-9142, Impact Factor: (RJIF 5.54) Volume 2; Issue 5; May 2016; Page No. 23-24 A study to assess the level of death anxiety among elderly people at selected area at Bhopal 1 Prof.Dr. Manju John, 2Susan Binoy, 3 J Venkat Reddy, 4Satish Kumar Passyavula, 5V Parameshwar Reddy 1Principal in Sam College of Nursing, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. India. 2 Associat. Professor Sam College of Nursing, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. 3 Asst. Professor Sam College of Nursing, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India 4Asst. Professor Sam College of Nursing, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. 5 Asst. Professor Moulana Azad College of Nursing, Kurnool, Madhya Pradesh, India. Abstract Background & Objectives:Death anxiety is the morbid, abnormal or persistent fear of death or dying. The British National Health Service defines death anxiety as a feeling of dread, apprehension or solicitude (anxiety) when one thinks of the process of dying, or ceasing to be or what happens after death. It is also referred to as Thanatophobia (fear of death) and Necrophobia (Fear of Death or the Dead. Lower ego integrity, more physical problems, and more psychological problems are predictive of higher levels of death anxiety in elderly peopleAim:The main aim of the study is to assess the level of death anxiety among elderly people Methodology:The non-experimental descriptive research design was used to assess the level of death anxiety among elderly people 60 years and above. Study was conducted at urban area at Bhopal Sample:60 Elderly people were selected as sample by using simple random sampling technique. Measuring Tool:Data was collected by using self-administered rating scale to assess the level of death anxiety among elderly people. Collected data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: The death anxiety level of elderly people those participated in this study revealed that, out of which 24 (40.0%)elderly people have severe death anxiety score, followed by 36 (60.0%) subjects have moderate death anxiety and none of the respondent

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