Background: The quality of life elderly in the physical domain will decrease which will lead to changes in nutritional status. Nutritional status can prevent or defend the body from various chronic and acute diseases, and it also plays a role in the healing process. Family support is needed to improve the quality of life elderly to improve health and reduce morbidity and mortality. This study analyzes the relationship between nutritional status and family support with the quality of life elderly.
Method: This type of research is analytical observational with a cross-sectional design. The sample was taken by purposive sampling, namely 145 people over 60 years old. The sampling technique used was cluster sampling which took samples from health centers, namely urban and rural areas. The instruments used were family support questionnaires, WHOQOL-BREF questionnaires, and weight and height measurements. This research analysis used Chi-Square.
Result: There was no significant relationship between nutritional status and quality of life elderly (p = 0.597 ), and there was no significant relationship between family support and quality of life elderly (p = 0.153).
Conclusion: there is no relationship between nutritional status and family support with quality of life for the elderly