Received: 30 April 2021
Accepted: 5 October 2021
First Online: 7 December 2021
: All methods were carried out in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations. Ethical approval for the study was obtained from the Ethical Review Committee of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka (Reference No: 30.05.2019:2.24) before the commencement of the study. Permission for collecting data from institutionalized elders in Galle District was obtained from the commissioner of Social Service Department, Galle and relevant administrations of each elderly homes. Informed written consent was obtained from each of the participants after explaining the whole procedure, purpose of the study and assuring the confidentiality of the information collected.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.