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The relationship between physical activity level with depression and quality of life the elderly people in Alavijeh, Esfahan. jgn. 2017; 3 (4) :34-45
URL: http://jgn.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-221-en.html
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Background & Aims: Eldely is a stage in human life that is naturally with reduced physical and mental abilities. Exercise is one of the most effective methods for preventing old age disorders.   The aim of this research is studying the relation of physical activity level with depression and the quality of life among elderly people in ALAVIJEH.
Material & Methods: In this cross-sectional analytical research, 100 elderly people, older than 64 years old, were chosen in ALAVIJEH with racemiform sampling.
In order to assess the three questionnaires of depression (GDS) and the questionnaire of 36 questions about quality of life (SF-36) with two general dimensions of physical health and mental health and the questionaire of physical activity of the researcher were used to complete this research. We used mean and standard deviation to describe the research data. Spearman correlation coefficient was used to test the research hypotheses. All analyzes were performed at the level of P0.05 and analyzed by SPSS software version 18.
Results: In order to try theories, the Spearman adhesion factor was used.
The analysis show that there is a direct and significant relation between not having physical activity and depression and also between physical and psychological health and not having physical activity there is a significant and negative relation among elderly people in ALAVIJEH.
Conclusion: The results indicated that physical activity, depression and the quality of life among elderly people are connected together and more physical exercises in elderly people's life will improve their physical and psychological health and it is noted that people who are in charge of elderly people's life, should provide the facilities for physical activity among this group of people.
Doing simple exercises and having regular physical activity is the most important method and the cheapest to prevent the difficulties among elderly people and will improve their quality of life.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/05/2 | Accepted: 2017/09/1 | Published: 2017/09/16

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