An Age-Friendly City Indicators of Kermanshah Based on World Health Organization Model - Payesh (Health Monitor)
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Karami B, Mahaki B, Mohammad Karimi Mazhin A, Alimorad Nori M, Tajvar M. An Age-Friendly City Indicators of Kermanshah Based on World Health Organization Model. Payesh 2023; 22 (4) :387-401
1- Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
2- Department of Biostatistics, School of Health, Social Development and Health Promotion Research Center, Research Institute for Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
3- Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
4- Department of Health Economics, Faculty of Medical Information and Management, Iran University of Medical Sciences
5- Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Objective(s): Designing the living environment according to the needs of the elderly can play a significant role in creating a high quality for them. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the status of the standards of the age-friendly city in Kermanshah from the perspective of the elderly and managers.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 1401 with the participation of 384 elderlies over 60 years and 36 city managers in Kermanshah. Older people were included in the study using the random cluster sampling method and managers by census method. The data collection tool was the WHO's age-friendly city evaluation checklist.
Results: The overall score of Kermanshah was 2.55 and 2.33 from the point of view of managers and the elderly, respectively, ranging from 1-5. The highest score was related to communication and information (2.8) and the lowest score was related to civic participation and employment (1.94). There was a significant difference between the views of the elderly and managers in transportation, social participation, citizenship and employment participation, communication and information, and health and local services (p=0.00). Also, there was a significant relationship between the total score of the age-friendly city and gender (p=0.05), marital status (p=0.03), employment status (p=0.01), living arrangements (p=0.00), and the number of children (p=0.04).
Conclusion: The status of an age-friendly city for Kermanshah is such that there is a need to carry out interventions in all domains and all urban districts in order to adapt the city to the needs of the elderly.
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Received: 2022/12/8 | Accepted: 2023/06/7 | ePublished ahead of print: 2023/06/27 | Published: 2023/07/10

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