Volume 21, Issue 125 (11-2014)                   RJMS 2014, 21(125): 26-36 | Back to browse issues page

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Taghdisi M H, Estebsari F, Rahimi Foroushani A, Eftekhar Ardebili H, Shojaeizadeh D, Dastoorpoor M et al . The educational program based on the successful aging approach in elders health-promoting behaviors: A clinical trial study. RJMS. 2014; 21 (125) :26-36
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3420-en.html
PhD Health promotion, Associate Professor of Health promotion, Department of Health Education &promotion, School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences Research Council Member of Community Based Participatory Research, Center, Iranian Institute for Reduction of High - Risk Behaviors, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
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Background: Many of the old age problems result from unhealthy lifestyles in this stage of life. Focusing on successful aging and adopting Health-Promoting Behaviors (HPB) can prevent and decrease aging problems which in turn decreases the financial burden and related costs.


Methods: This clinical trial study was conducted on 464 elderly people over 60 years who were admitted at Health Houses for 12 months. Participants were selected through a two-stage cluster sampling and were placed in the control and intervention groups (232 participants in each group). The data collection tools included: a demographic checklist, Palmore Facts on Aging Quiz and the second version of Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile. The data were analyzed using the descriptive and analytical tests such as paired T-test and Pearson correlation coefficient.


Results: The mean age of the participants in this study was 65.9±3.6 years (range 60-73 yr). Results showed a statistically significant difference between the case and intervention group after the intervention in the mean scores of health promoting behaviors total and subscale and awareness of aging facts.

Conclusion: Aging is an inevitable process of life. It can be postponed or its problems can be decreased through focusing on effective educational intervention based on successful aging programs and become a desirable and enjoyable stage
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Educational Health

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