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Explain the concept of autonomy in the maintain dignity elderly: a qualitative study
F Tabari, M Khaghanizade *, N Dehghan-Nayeri, S Najafi-Mehri
Baqiyatallah University of Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran , khaghanizade@bmsu.ac.ir
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Introduction: The aging population is Probably the most important demographic phenomenon at the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century. Having independence in that period that leads to more satisfaction and a sense of personal control better and finally promote sense of worth and dignity of the elderly. This study aimed to explore the concept of independence in maintain the dignity and older adults, was conducted a content analysis approach.

Method: This study used purposeful sampling and semi-structured interviews. The statistical sample included 15 old people living in Tehran city in 2013. In order to analyze the data, typed interviews texts were transferred into MAXQDA software and coded by the software.

Results: Based on the analysis of the study data, the extracted themes in relation to the concept of independence in maintain the dignity Elderly consisted of three sub-themes including physical ability, financial independence, and not being a burden to others.

Conclusion: The themes indicate that: provide comprehensive requirements for maintaining the independence of older adults, to raise the morale and maintain human dignity, he seems essential. . Since the present study represents the understanding of human dignity by maintaining the independence of the elderly experience Could be result in to the development of strategies of support from family members, health care providers and policy makers 

Keywords: Autonomy, dignity of elderly, content analysis.
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Type of Study: Community Health Nursing | Subject: nursing
Received: 2016/08/20 | Accepted: 2016/08/20 | Published: 2016/08/20
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Tabari F, Khaghanizade M, Dehghan-Nayeri N, Najafi-Mehri S. Explain the concept of autonomy in the maintain dignity elderly: a qualitative study. IJNR. 2016; 11 (3) :17-27
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