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Quality of Life and Some Related Factors of Elderly People in Turkmen County, Iran
Shahnaz Moalemi1 , Maryam Eri 1, Amene Sadat Sheykholeslami2 , Arezoo Sadegh Ghelichi3 , Abbas Malvandi4
1- Health Management and Social Development Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
2- Faculty of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
3- Turkmen Healthcare Network, Health Deputy, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
4- Health Deputy, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
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Background and objectives: Aging and its consequences are one of the major demographic issues in the world. The aim of this study was to determine quality of life and some related factors in elderly people living in Turkmen County (Iran) in 2017.
  • This cross-sectional, descriptive-analytic study was conducted on 300 elderly people aged 60 years and older who were living in the Turkmen County, Iran. The subjects were selected via stratified random sampling. Data were collected using the World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF Questionnaire. Data analysis was performed in SPSS software (version 16) using independent t-test, one-way ANOVA and nonparametric tests, such as Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal-Wallis test. P-values less than 0.05 were considered statistically significant.
Results: Of 300 subjects, 152 cases (50.7%) were women and 148 (49.3%) were men. The mean total score of quality of life was 54.4 ± 12.7. The mean standardized score of quality of life differed significantly depending on marital status, income level and number of children (P<0.05). There was a significant relationship between the mean standardized score of quality of life in terms of physical health and occupation status, age, income level and number of children. In addition, the mean standardized score of quality of life in the social relationship domain differed significantly based on gender, marital status, income level and number of children. Moreover, the mean standardized score of quality of life in the environmental health domain differed significantly based on occupational status and income level (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Considering the impact of various factors on quality of life of the elderly, it is crucial to take measures for promoting quality of life in elderly women, unemployed elderly, people aged 80 years or older and those with a low income level.
Keywords: Quality of Life, Turkmen, Elderly, Iran
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Article Type: Research | Subject: Medicine
Received: 2019/10/17 | Accepted: 2019/10/17 | Published: 2019/10/17
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Moalemi S, Eri M, Sheykholeslami A S, Sadegh Ghelichi A, Malvandi A. Quality of Life and Some Related Factors of Elderly People in Turkmen County, Iran. jcbr. 2019; 3 (3) :25-32
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