The Use of Information Systems (GIS) to Monitor the Quality of Life of Older People in Greece


  •  Dermatis Zacharias    
  •  Anastasiou Athanasios    
  •  Liargovas Panagiotis    

Abstract

The aim of the study is to present the usefulness of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to explore the socio-economic indicators that affect the health level of the elderly. The study uses a specially designed questionnaire to capture data on socio-economic indicators of the elderly in Grece. The results of the survey are plotted in the corresponding geographical locations on the maps, using GIS in a way that provides the person concerned a full picture of the geographical distribution of socio-economic indicators that affect the health level of the elderly. The study finds that there is an obvious proportional relationship between Sense of Quality of Life with healthier characteristics, a less proportional relationship with financial characteristics and even a less proportional relationship with the age and the education level of the respondents. The study has implications for health sector professionals and policy makers in Greece.



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  • Issn(Print): 1913-9004
  • Issn(Onlne): 1913-9012
  • Started: 2008
  • Frequency: monthly

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