Factors Affecting Quality of Life among Elderly Population in Iran
Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages: 26-30
Received: Jan. 9, 2017; Accepted: Feb. 6, 2017; Published: Mar. 1, 2017
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Laleh Golamrej Eliasi, Department of Social Work, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Hamideh Addelyan Rasi, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran
Arash Tavakoli, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran
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Abstract
This study aimed to find out the factors affecting older adults’ quality of life in Tehran. The present study was included 380 respondents aged 60 and over. Standard quality of life questionnaire (WHOQOL – BREF) was used to collect the data. Correlation Coefficient Pearson, T-test, ANOVA and Spearman were used to assess the association between quality of life and its effective factors. Findings showed that high quality of life was associated with education, marital status, diseases, disabilities and housing however, there was not any association between age, gender and employment status with quality of life. The results of this study showed the effective factors on quality of life among elderly people in Tehran. Furthermore the findings propose to focus on social welfare policy through design proper instructional guidelines on quality of life in the elderly population, but further researches need to be conducted in this field.
Keywords
Aging, Quality of Life, Iran, Effective Factors
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Laleh Golamrej Eliasi, Hamideh Addelyan Rasi, Arash Tavakoli, Factors Affecting Quality of Life among Elderly Population in Iran, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 26-30. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20170501.15
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