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Iran J War Public Health 2019, 11(4): 207-214 Back to browse issues page
Physical and Mental Health Status and Its Related Demographic Factors in Martyr's Elderly Parents: A Case Study of Tehran City
R.S. Hosseini1, Y. Abolfathi Momtaz 2, F. Mohammadi Shabalaghi1, M.R. Soroush3, A. Delbari1
1- Iranian Research Center on Aging, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Iranian Research Center on Aging, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran , yabolfathi@gmail.com
3- Janbazan Medical and Engineering Research Center (JMERC), Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (1854 Views)
Aims: Health is one of the fundamental rights of every human as well as it is a social aim and all governments are responsible for people’s health. This study aimed to investigate the physical and mental health and its related demographic factors in martyrchr('39')s elderly parents.
Instruments & Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out on martyr’s elderly parents in Tehran, Iran in 2018. 600 individuals were selected by stratified random sampling method. Data collection was conducted using a demographic questionnaire, the activities of daily living (ADL) questionnaire and world health organization (five) well-being index (WHO-5). Data were analyzed by SPSS 23 software through independent t-test, one-way analysis of variance and Tukey’s post-hoc test.
Findings: The mean scores obtained for the activities of daily living was 10.07±3.17 and the mean scores obtained for world health organization (five) well-being index was 11.60±5.87. There was a significant relationship between the ability to doing activities of daily living and mental well-being with demographic characteristics including age, gender, marital status, ability to read and write and the number of income sources (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Physical and mental health status of martyrchr('39')s elderly parents in Tehran city is in the low level and it has a relationship with demographic characteristics including age, gender, marital status, ability to read and write and the number of income sources.
Keywords: Physical Fitness, Mental health, Activity of Daily Living, Well-being, Parents, Elderly, Martyr
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Veteran’s Health
Received: 2019/04/28 | Accepted: 2019/07/10 | Published: 2019/12/15
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Hosseini R, Abolfathi Momtaz Y, Mohammadi Shabalaghi F, Soroush M, Delbari A. Physical and Mental Health Status and Its Related Demographic Factors in Martyr's Elderly Parents: A Case Study of Tehran City. Iran J War Public Health. 2019; 11 (4) :207-214
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