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Volume 16, Issue 4 (July-August 2017)                   Payesh 2017, 16(4): 531-541 | Back to browse issues page

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Mohsen Rajabi, Somayeh Jahanshiri, Bahareh Kashani Movahhed, Hosein Rezaei hoseinabadi, Mostafa hoseini shafiabadi, Afshan Mohammad Qashqaei, et al . Quality of life in and its correlates in elderly in Tehran, Iran. Payesh. 2017; 16 (4) :531-541
URL: http://payeshjournal.ir/article-1-100-en.html
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Objective (s): The purpose of this study was to examine quality of life and its correlates in elderly in Tehran metropolis.
Methods: This was a cross sectional study. A random sample of elderly living in Tehran was selected. from are randomly selected in proportional stratified and multiple-stage cluster sampling in this study. Data were collected using the health-related quality of elderly people life (EHRQOL) and Life Satisfaction Index-Z (LSI-Z).
Results: In all 1147 elderly entered into the study. The highest score was for spiritual well being (mean: 90.76) while the lowest score were for social welfare and security (mean: 57.02) and healthy mind (mean 51.36) respectively. There was a positive correlation between higher life satisfaction and a better quality of life.
Conclusion: Improving quality of life in elderly needs attention. Perhaps improving living condition in this population could lead to improved quality of life.
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2017/07/16 | ePublished ahead of print: 2017/07/29 | Published: 2017/07/15

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