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Movahedmajd M, Jahanbazian S, Panahinasab S. The Study of Self-Assessed Health between the Elderly People of Shiraz and Yasuj, Iran, Case study men elderly over 65 years old . jgn. 2017; 3 (2) :9-20
URL: http://jgn.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-194-en.html
Faculty of economic, Management and social science, Shiraz university, Shiraz, Iran , mmovahed@rose.shirazu.ac.ir
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Introduction and purpose: The elderly population is increasing and the situation of this age group to improve their health and prevention of diseases is necessary. The aim of this study was assessed the health among  elderly men living in Shiraz and Yasuj cities.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive and analytical study was conducted in 2015. To collect data, 380 elderly men in Shiraz and Yasuj were selected via random clustering sampling method and information was collected using 7-dimension standard questionnaire. Data analysis was conducted using SPSS statistical software version 20 at levels of descriptive and inferential statistics.

Findings:The mean of four dimensions of the elderly health for the study was 77.07 ± 15.03.Determination coefficient R2 statistics also show that 25.8% of the health self-assessment variations were explained by three independent variables remaining in the equation, including self-esteem, health behaviors and medical history. Variables such as age, education and medical history class identity were significantly associated with health self-assessment.

Conclusion:  knowing the status in the health of a community of people who are planning to have its future society will help in reasonable estimates. One of the important objectives of the health system in each country is to protect the health of all people in the community. For this, all aspects of health, physical, mental and social life need to be taken into consideration in all stages of life. Health is not just a biological, and social factors are also involved in determining the health of people.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/09/13 | Accepted: 2017/01/9 | Published: 2017/02/28

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