Volume 22, Number 136 (10-2015)                   RJMS 2015, 22(136): 119-126 | Back to browse issues page


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Karimi Z, Tol A, Majlessi F, Sahaf R, Rahimi Foroushani A, Kia F. Survey the effect of educational intervention in the context of physical activity to improve the quality of life of older men in Qom. . RJMS. 2015; 22 (136) :119-126
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Abstract:   (1079 Views)

developing countries, Diseases and problems of this developmental stage can enter the much expense on governments and cause many disability that severely affects the quality of life of older people. The aim of this study was survey the effect of educational intervention in the context of physical activity to improve the quality of life of older men in Qom.

Methods: A quasi-experimental intervention study with a sample size of 140 subjects in intervention and control groups randomly from among of the population pensioners were selected of Qom was implemented. Scale used in this study was WHOQOL-Old questionnaire. The questionnaires were completed by face to face with the questioner. For data analysis the descriptive statistics and chi-square test and analysis of variance with repeated data were used The significance level in this study p<0.05 were considered.

Result: Based on the results the average life quality score in control group that did not receive of education was 3.67±0.3That this amount to 3.75±0.31 was changed. The mean quality of life in the intervention group before the intervention was 3.75±0.31 that after intervention, this rate in the intervention group was changed 3.96±0.32 that represents increase of the quality of life in the intervention group (p <0.001).

Conclusion: Based on the results of the study interventional education on physical activity is effective in improving the quality of life in older adults. On the other hand, can be using assess the quality of life of elderly people came to know the dimensions of the problems and challenges in older adults. According to its findings and policy, health care, social support, strengthening the cultural and economic well taken effective steps to improve the quality of life.

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