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Comparison of attitude and quality of life of elderly residents / non-residents to nursing homes
Yazdan 1Abdolmohamadi * 1, Samaneh Tabaee , Elahe Daghighb , Shahrooz Rahbari
1- , Yazdan.y.m.k@gmail.com
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Introduction and Aims: The world's population is rapidly aging, and today, in many societies, aging is an issue of major importance. The aim of the study was to compare the attitudes of elderly / non-resident elderly people with age and quality of life.

Materials and Methods: This study was a descriptive cross-sectional comparative study., Data were collected by a population of 212 including 171 elderly people in the elderly and 41 elderly residents of the elderly community through a three-part questionnaire, which included demographic information, a researcher-made questionnaire on the attitude of the elderly and a standard of quality of life questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS software using descriptive and inferential statistics (independent t-test, Mann-Whitney test, Kruskal-Wallis test and one-way analysis of variance).

Results: Of the 212 people surveyed, 51.2% of the elderly were male and the rest were women. 59.1% of the elderly were non-resident and the rest were women. The mean scores of attitudes of elderly and non-resident elderly people from 22 to 100 points were 54.19 ± 78.39 and 59.77 ± 94.63, respectively. The attitude score of the elderly group living in the elderly group was lower than the elderly, and in All aspects of the quality of life of elderly people were significantly higher than the elderly (p <0.01).

Conclusion: The result of this research suggests that factors such as the number of children, the condition of the home and the level of education affect the quality of life of the elderly.
Keywords: Elderly, life style, Nursing home, Attitude.
Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: nursing
Received: 2019/04/24 | Revised: 2019/07/17 | Accepted: 2019/07/27 | ePublished ahead of print: 2019/08/26
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