Dr. Anil R. Muragod, Runali R. Fakre


BACKGROUND: Retirement builds a stereotype in older individuals as physical and mental decline, changes in selfperceptions
and loss of valuable social status at workplace. Individuals and the society tends to create negative
perceptions about old age and life after retirement. Lack of knowledge and misconceptions may alter the acceptance of aging and associated
uncertainties initiating worry. Therefore the purpose of this study is to evaluate the knowledge of aging and its correlation with worry and
intolerance of uncertainty in working clerical quinquagenarians of degree colleges of Belagavi city.
PROCEDURES: An observational study was conducted to examine the knowledge about aging, worry and intolerance of uncertainty in clerical
quinquagenarians (N=104, mean age=54.5±2.46) from degree colleges in Belagavi via Facts of aging Quiz, Penn State Worry Questionnaire and
Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale.
RESULTS: Total FAQ1 score for males are 23.04±3.96 and females are 23.23±4.36 with no significant difference found. Also, there was
positive and significant association found between PSWQ and IUS with p value as 0.002 using Mann-Whitney U test.
CONCLUSION: The study concluded that there was moderate level of knowledge about aging in this population. Also, increase in the level of
worrying related to aging is associated with intolerance of uncertainty specific to aging process. Therefore, there is a need to increase the
awareness and inculcate positive perspective regarding aging process in the pre-retired population as their scope of acceptance and modification
is higher than older individuals.


Facts of Ageing Quiz, Penn State Worry Questionnaire, Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale, quinquagenarians, ageing

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