Quality of life of institutionalised elderly people [nursing homes' residents]
The aim of this research is to identify and analyse the situation of residents of selected nursing homes. The study covers residents of two nursing homes in the Podkarpackie region. Nottingham Health Profile measure was used to assess their quality of life. Nursing homes' residents rate their energy and physical efficiency as the lowest. Motor system diseases and impaired vision as well as co-occurring chronic diseases significantly affect the QoL. Out of all areas physical efficiency and emotional condition have the greatest impact on the QoL. Women and widowed persons report a clearly worse QoL. Persons who have lived in a nursing home for less than a year have the worst perception of their QoL.