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Jazayeri E, Kazemipour S, Hosseini S R, Kaffashi M. Investigation of Major Health Indicators of the Elderly in Physical, Mental and Social Dimensions of Mazandaran Province. Islamic Life Style. 2022; 5 :125-134
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1- PhD Student, Department of Social Sciences, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran(Corresponding author). , skazemipour@gmail.com
3- Professor, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.
4- Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Roudehen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Roudehen, Iran.
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the major health indicators of the elderly in physical, mental and social dimensions of Mazandaran province.
Materials and Methods: The main issue in this study was the study of major indicators of health of the elderly in physical, mental and social dimensions. The statistical population in this study is Population 65 years old and Mazandaran province. Their number in 1395 was equal to 116,648 thousand people. (Statistics Center of Iran, 2016) Sample size (n) based on Cochran's formula, 384 elderly people aged 65 and over living in Mazandaran province have been studied as a research sample. The questionnaire used in this research consists of 2 parts. In the first part of the questionnaire, the information needed by researchers in relation to some variables to investigate its relationship with the general title of the research is included and in the second part, the necessary questions to assess physical health. It is considered psychological and social. Finally, the collected data were analyzed using SPSS and LISREL statistical software of appropriate parametric and non-parametric statistical tests.
Findings: The results showed that there was a direct and significant relationship between the health of the elderly in physical (r = 0.176), mental (r = 0.16) and social (r = 0.178) dimensions with quality of life.
Conclusion: Also, the results of structural equation modeling showed that objective factors (0.95), education (-0.14), marriage (0.11) and activity status (0.08) with quality of life, perceptions of life realities ( 0.16), gender (0.11), age (-0.04) and quality of life (0.78) had a direct and significant relationship with healthy aging.
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Received: 2021/03/16 | Published: 2021/08/8

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