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Zahra Hajihashemi, Roshanak Vameghi, Ali Montazeri, Mohammad Reza Sohrabi, Ahmad Akbari-Kamrani. Comparing quality of life among rural and urban elderly outpatients. Payesh. 2013; 12 (3) :255-262
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1- Department of gerontology, University of social welfare and rehabilitation sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Children neurologic rehabilitation research center, University of social welfare and rehabilitation sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Mental Health Research Group, Health Metrics Research Center, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
4- Community medicine department, Social determinants of health Research center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5- Social and Mental problems of elderly research center, University of social welfare and rehabilitation sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (4699 Views)
Objective (s): The purpose of this study was to compare quality of life among rural and urban elderly outpatients attending the  Imam Sajjad Hospital of Shahryar during 2010-2011.
Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of a sample of 203 rural and urban elderly outpatients. HRQoL was measured using the Short Form Health Survey (SF-36). Data were analyzed using student t-test, ANOVA, and regression analysis in order to indicate the major quality of life determinants.
Results: In a step-wise regression analysis gender, age and employment had significant effect on physical functioning. For role physical, education; for bodily pain, education, gender and living area; for general health, gender and employment; for vitality, employment; for social functioning, employment; for role emotional, living area; and for mental health, gender had a significant effect on quality of life.
Conclusion: Overall the findings suggest that the urban and rural environment do not have significant effect on health-related quality of life.
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2012/04/16 | ePublished ahead of print: 2013/05/12 | Published: 2013/05/15

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