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Assessing Quality Of Life and related factors in Bushehr,s elders – 1387-8
Nasrin Zahmatkeshan1, Razieh Bagherzadeh, Sherafat Akaberian, Mohammad Reza Yazdankhah, Kamran Mirzaei, Siyamak Yazdanpanah, Rozita Khoramroodi, Tayebe Gharibi, Farahnaz Kamali, Tayebe Jamand
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 Background & Objective : Added to human life and achievements of the 21st century is one of the elderly population. Age increase is not disease it is a normal change that affect everybody. Elders should be support due to aging, decrease their abilities and high risk conditions. Their needs will be asses and evaluate in physical, social and spiritual aspects .Therefore this study was done for assess quality of life and related factors in elders population in Bushehr.

Methods & Materials: This is descript - analytic study that was done on 360 elders in Bushehr. Method of sampling was cluster random sampling. In this study use of two questionnaires include demographic data questionnaire and SF-36 questionnaire for assess QOL. Data collected through client interview. Data were collected, recoding and analysis by SPSS 13 and descript - analytical statistic tests.

Results: Results showed that mean scores of physical and mental health of Bushehr,s elders is below 50. So, results showed that physical and mental health aspects of quality of life have significant statistical correlation with economic status (p<0.001), employment (p<0.001), chronic illness (p<0.001), educational level (p<0,001), insurance service (p<0.001) and owner house (p<0.001) and no significant interrelation with sex, activity daily living and life condition. No significant interrelation between men and women in quality of life aspects.

Conclusion: According to mean score of QOL in this study was 0-100, results showed that mean score of Bushehr,s elders population is below 50, and this is need to pay attention . Therefore, managers should be considered suitable plan for better quality of life in elderly.

Keywords: Elder, physical health, mental health, Quality of life
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Health Education
Received: 2013/02/11 | Accepted: 2013/09/14 | Published: 2013/09/14


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