Assessment of Self-Care Abilities and Associated Factors among Elderly Patients after Hip Fracture Surgery

Hip Fracture Surgery


  • Roofen Julious Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Hajra Sarwar Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Afzal Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Zunaira Aziz Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan



Self-Care, Associated Factors, Elderly Patients, Hip Fracture


Hip fractures are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality among the elderly population, often requiring surgical intervention to restore mobility and independence. Following hip fracture surgery, the assessment of self-care abilities becomes crucial as it directly impacts the overall recovery of these patients. Objective: To assess the self-care abilities and associated factors among elderly patients after hip fracture surgery. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at Mayo Hospital Lahore to assess self-care abilities among elderly patients who had undergone hip fracture surgery. 150 patients were selected using a simple random sampling technique. A self-developed questionnaire with a content validity of 0.88 and reliability of 0.674 was used for data collection. Results: Most of the participants were female 53.3%, almost 45.3%, within the age of 61 to 65 years and 38% had received education up to middle school level. Furthermore, 65.3% of the participants were married. In terms of self-care ability, 58.7% of the participants demonstrated a moderately adequate level of self-care. The findings of this study indicate that increasing age, lack of formal education, and being married are factors associated with a decrease in self-care ability, with a significance level of p<0.05. Conclusions: The findings indicate that the participants have moderate adequacy in terms of their self-care abilities. These results emphasize the significance of addressing self-care needs not only during the surgery period but also in the post-operative phase, particularly when individuals experience self-care deficit.


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DOI: 10.54393/pjhs.v4i10.1102
Published: 2023-10-31

How to Cite

Julious, R., Sarwar, H., Afzal, M. ., & Aziz, Z. (2023). Assessment of Self-Care Abilities and Associated Factors among Elderly Patients after Hip Fracture Surgery: Hip Fracture Surgery. Pakistan Journal of Health Sciences, 4(10), 121–125.



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