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Seyfzadeh A, Hagighatian M, Mohajerani A. The Relationship Between Social Isolation and Health Among the Tehranian Elderly. JECH. 2017; 4 (3) :20-28
URL: http://jech.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-369-en.html
1- MSc, Department of Sociology, Dehaghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Dehaghan, Iran.
2- Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Dehaghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Dehaghan, Iran. , mansour_haghighatian@yahoo.com
3- Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Dehaghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Dehaghan, Iran.
Abstract:   (577 Views)
Background and Objectives: Given the growing population of the elderly and the increasing age-related disability, age-related social isolation and the role of health are important in reducing this phenomenon. The main purpose of the research is to investigate the relationship between social isolation and health in the elderly in Tehran.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was a correlation study. The present study was conducted in 1396 and among 382 elderly people 65 years old and above Tehran who were selected by multi-stage cluster sampling method. The data gathering tool was Goldberg General Health Questionnaire (GHQ), Daily Living Ability Questionnaire (ADL) and Keizer Health Social Questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 22 using descriptive and analytical methods with Pearson correlation coefficient.52.4
Results: % 52.4 of the respondents had physical health,% 56.8 of social health and% 60.5 of mental health, and the average social isolation in the elderly was about 62%. The results of Pearson correlation coefficient indicated that there was a significant and inverse relationship between mental health and social isolation of elderly people, which means that with increasing mental and social health, the social isolation of the elderly is reduced.
Conclusion: There is a reverse relationship between health and social isolation in elderly people and Having mental and social health can have a positive effect on reducing the social isolation of this vulnerable stratum
     
Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: General
Received: 2017/10/8 | Accepted: 2017/11/26

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