Quality of life related to health in the elderly or rural health-cure centers (2015) | Abstract

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Quality of life related to health in the elderly or rural health-cure centers (2015)

Author(s): Soleyman Saravani, Azizollah Arbabisarjou, Mohammad Sarani, Mahdi Afshari, Aziz Shahraki Vahed and Yones Najafi Darmyan

Due to the growing trend of elderly population as a result of increased life expectancy and birth control policy in the world, pay attention to elderly life is seeking special measure and act. This study targeted to investigate the quality of life in the elderly of rural health centers. In this cross - sectional study that was conducted among all the elderly of rural health-cure centers, 98 elderly selected by simple randomized sampling. The instrument of gathering data was a questionnaire consisted two parts: the first part related to demographic data and the second part was about the quality of life. The collected data was analyzed by SPSS version 18.0. The age mean of elderly participants was 68.10± 7.647 who the men was 55% and women was 45%. The findings showed that quality of life mean was 93.44 ±6.516. Other findings showed that age and gender are not related to elderly quality of life. The research findings indicated that the elderly have a relatively good quality of life. However, it is beneficial to provide facilities for social participation and support for them in order to maintain their health and improve their quality of life.


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