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Zamani S, Bahrainian S, Ashrafi S, Moqtaderi S. Impresment Spiritual Intelligence on the Quality of life and Psychological well Being Among the Elderly Living Nursing home in Bandar Abbas. jgn. 2015; 1 (4) :82-94
URL: http://jgn.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-136-en.html
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Introduction and purpose: Aging population is accompanied with several elderly-related issues such as psychological disorders which influence their mental health status. Spiritual intelligence is the foundation of individual beliefs that performs fundamental role in various fields of human life especially in promoting mental health and quality of life. The purpose of this research was to assess effect of spiritual intelligence on quality of life and psychological well being among elderly residing at nursing homes.

Materials & Methods: This quasi-experiment study was conducted among 50 elderly residing at a nursing home in Bandar Abbas city (N:124). Participants were categorized in two groups of intervention and control using convenience-sampling method. Data were collected by two questionnaires including quality of life (SF-12) questionnaire and psychological well-being (RPWB). The intervention group received 15 educational sessions on spiritual intelligence which last for two months. Questionnaires were administrated prior to intervention, at the last session of intervention and two months after intervention. Data were analyzed using repeated measurement analysis and Post hoc test.

Findings:  Our results showed that level of quality of life and psychological well-being was significantly different (P<0.0001) between interventions and controls. In addition, we found that quality of life and psychological well-being significantly improved after intervention (P<0.0001).

Conclusion: According to the findings from this study, intervention on spiritual intelligence effectively enhances quality of life and psychological well-being of Elderly.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/07/13 | Accepted: 2015/09/6 | Published: 2015/09/16

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