International Journal of Social Sciences and Management <p>An international online journal in the English language published quarterly (January, April, July and October) by SEM-Biotech Publishing. Full text articles available. Content also available on the journal's own website (<a href=""></a>).</p> en-US (Dr Umesh P. Shrivastava) (Sioux Cumming) Mon, 22 Jul 2019 07:18:00 +0000 OJS 60 Inequities in Urban Health: A Synthesis of Evidence <p><span style="margin: 0px; color: windowtext; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 9pt;">Cities throughout the world, no matter from developed or developing countries, had acted as foci of attraction for people from resource-poor settings. The co-existence of advantages and disadvantages of city life creating urban disparities is an interesting phenomenon. The research questions driving this synthesis are based on health inequities in urban areas in low and middle income countries (LMICs) with a special focus on India, on the extent of urban health inequities, the dimensions of urban health inequities and the factors associated with, or pathways and mechanisms driving urban health inequities. Based on an assessment of each article as to whether it describes a health gap, seeks to identify correlates or determinants of the gaps or to unravel pathways and mechanisms contributing to urban health inequities, we have come up with a framework of inter-connected factors contributing to urban health inequities. We found that undeniably urban health inequity was directed and shaped by urban governance, inequitable urban living environment which includes the physical and social environment, urban service delivery component of the health system and other public service delivery systems and ultimately how the above-said factors have an effect on the urban poor beneficiary in creating such health inequities. This proposed network of inter-connected linkages in urban health inequities provides a detailed knowledge of the various factors influencing urban health inequities and how these operate in generating the inequity share</span>.</p> <p><em>Int. J. Soc. Sc. Manage. Vol. 6, Issue-3: 54-62</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sreejini Jaya ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 20 Jul 2019 03:31:23 +0000 The influence of socioeconomic characteristics and family support on the quality of life and well-being of the elderly in Jambi Province, Indonesia <p>This study aims to analyze: 1) family support for the elderly in Jambi Province; 2) the quality of life and subjective well-being of the elderly; 3) the influence of socio-economic factors and family support on the quality of life and welfare of the elderly in Jambi Province.The data used is primary data based on interviews with selected elderly respondents. Family support, quality of life and subjective well-being of the elderly were measured quantitatively using a Likert scale and they were analyzed descriptively. The influence of socioeconomic factors and family support on the quality of life and welfare of the elderly were analyzed using structural equation modeling partial least square (SEM-PLS). The study found that: 1) Family support for elderly people in Jambi Province is relatively good. The dominant type of support is appreciation/recognition support while the lowest support is financial support; 2) The quality of life of the elderly in Jambi Province is relatively good. Social relationships &nbsp;quality has the highest quality score, while psychological quality has the lowest quality score; 3) Socio-economic characteristics of elderly families and the characteristics of elderly individuals have a significant effect on family support for the elderly. The quality of life of the elderly is directly influenced by family support. Furthermore, the elderly welfare is directly influenced by the quality of life of the elderly, family support and&nbsp; dan characteristics of elderly individuals.</p> <p><em>Int. J. Soc. Sc. Manage. Vol. 6, Issue-3: 63-74</em></p> Hardiani Hardiani, Purwaka Hari Prihanto, Junaidi Junaidi ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 20 Jul 2019 03:39:24 +0000 Nurses Perception of Practical Environment Relationship with Patient Satisfaction in Government Hospital Lahore <p><strong>Introduction:</strong> The practical environment is described as the surrounding environments in which an employee works. Nurses practical environment control the delivery of nursing care. It is also important for nurses to develop a awareness about their own perception about working environment that have a positive impact on their performance and enhance the patients’ satisfaction.</p> <p><strong>Objective</strong>: The objective of the study is to evaluate Nurses perception of practical environment relationship with patient satisfaction in Government Hospital Lahore.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> Descriptive correlational study design used for study.</p> <p><strong>Sample size</strong> Sixty nurses (n=60) and one thirty-three patients (n=133) were selected for study. The tool used for this study included a demographic data, Practice Environment scale Nurse Work Index (PES-NWI) developed by Dr. Eileen Lake (2002), and 2<sup>nd</sup> tool for patient satisfaction the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Provides and Systems (HCAHPS) survey for patients developed by (Long, 2012) used for the study. <strong>Results:</strong> The results of the study showed the significance positive correlation between the nurse perception and patients’ satisfaction about practical environment.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> This study concludes that the nurse's perception about nurse practical environment and patient satisfaction from hospital environment show positive relationship. The perception of nurses and patients significantly correlated with practical environment. Healthy environment positive effect on patient satisfaction. Good&nbsp;&nbsp; nursing care enhance patient satisfaction by hospital environment and they will cure early.</p> <p><em>Int. J. Soc. Sc. Manage. Vol. 6, Issue-3: 75-81</em></p> Sobia Hameed, M. Hussain ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 20 Jul 2019 03:46:10 +0000