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Investigating of quality of life and it’s correlation with individual, social, economic, and health variables of retirees of Tabriz
M Malek *, H Hassankhani, A Darvishpur Kakhki, M Asghari Jafarabadi, M Mansouri arani, S Mohammad nejad
Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran , masoome.malek@gmail.com
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Introduction: Retirement is a major challenge in elderly stage. which can influence quality of life in elders. The aim of the present study was to investigate the quality of life and it’s correlation with individual, social, economic and healthy variables of retirees of Tabriz city. Method: The present research is a cross-sectional descriptive study in which 200 community dwelling elders, aged 60 to 84 years, participated. Using convenience sampling, data collected through SF-36 (short form) questionnaire in Retirement Center of Tabriz in 2012. Data analyzed using independent t-statistics, one -way variance analysis (ANOVA) and Tukey test. by SPSS 11.5 and considering p.value < 0.05 as significance level. Results: In present study, The Highest and lowest of quality of life score was in Social Performance (86.34) and general health (66.97) subscales, respectively. The data analysis showed a significant correlation between the eight subscales of SF-36 with gender, job, monthly income level, chronic disease, take of drug, number of drug, fear of falling, falling history in past year, and dependence in daily activity. (P<0.05) Conclusion: The quality of life is correlated with the socio demographic variables which should be considered to improve their quality of life by health policy makers.

Keywords: quality of life, retirement, elder.
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Received: 2016/03/5 | Accepted: 2016/09/5 | Published: 2016/09/5
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Malek M, Hassankhani H, Darvishpur Kakhki A, Asghari Jafarabadi M, Mansouri arani M, Mohammad nejad S. Investigating of quality of life and it’s correlation with individual, social, economic, and health variables of retirees of Tabriz. IJNR. 2016; 11 (1) :34-41
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