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Mohsen Shoja, Shahnaz Rimaz, Mohsen Asadi-Lari, Seyed abbas bagheri yazdi, Mahmood reza govhari. Mental health of older people and social capital. Payesh. 2013; 12 (4) :345-353
URL: http://payeshjournal.ir/article-1-356-en.html
1- High Education medical Sciences Institute of Esfarayen, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, Iran
2- Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Oncopathology Research Centre, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Mental Health Research center, Tehran clinical psychology institute, Tehran, Iran
5- School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (5301 Views)
Objective (s): To assess mental health and its relationship with social capital in older people.
Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of older people aged over 60 living in Tehran, district 9. The sample was selected by multistage random sampling. To assess mental health and social capital the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) and the Urban HEART Questionnaire were used, respectively.
Results: In all 320 older adults were studied. There was relationship between mental health and individual trust, social cohesion, and social support while mental health and social trust and collective relations did not show significant association.
Conclusion: The findings suggest that there is a mutual relationship between mental health and social capital.
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2012/06/9 | ePublished ahead of print: 2013/07/7 | Published: 2013/07/15

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