Volume 29, Issue 178 (11-2019)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2019, 29(178): 64-74 | Back to browse issues page

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Fazli M, Kaldi A, Seyedmirzayei S M. Quality of Life and Related Demographic Factors among Elderly in Amol, Iran . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2019; 29 (178) :64-74
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-12881-en.html
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Background and purpose: Population aging is rising in Iran, and information about the quality of life of the elderly and the factors influencing that can provide a basis for appropriate planning to promote the health of this age group. The purpose of this study was to determine the quality of life in elderly population in Amol, Iran, and its related demographic factors.
Materials and methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out in 450 elderly over 60 years of age in health centers in Amol, Iran 2017. Sampling was done using multi-stage cluster sampling based on residence place (urban/rural), gender, and age. Quality of life questionnaire (SF-36) was used to collect the data which were then analyzed by independent sample t-test, One–Way ANOVA, and multiple regression in SPSS V24.
Results: Multiple regression test (enter method) showed that occupation, age, sex, education, and income source had significant roles in the changes in quality of life (P <0.05).
Conclusion: Quality of life was good but physical health level was found to be lower compared to metal health. Elderly aged 60-69 years old, married, men, employed, heads of households, those with higher education, financially independent, and elderly with companions had a higher quality of life.
 
 
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