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Introduction and purpose:considering of Specific needs, attention to health behaviors and quality of life in the elderly is a very important issue that is mostly ignored. The aim of this study was to investigate the quality of life of elderly women in nursing homes in Shiraz and its association with physical activity.

Materials and Methods: A total of 186 elderly women above the 65 years voluntary selected and participated in this study. Information were collected via International Physical Activity standard Questionnaire SF36 quality of life questionnaires. To analyze the data we used of SPSS/18, and Spearman correlation test, Kruskal-Wallis and  U Mann-Whitney (α= 0.05).

Findings: The results of present study showed that there are significant correlation between physical activity and quality of life in elderly women (p=0.001).also Quality of life in sedentary older women was significantly lower than enough mobility older women (p=0.001).

Conclusion: according of result we can said that participation in physical activity has a significant positive correlation with improved quality of life, therefore recommended to officials that used of physical activity as a means to improve the quality of life of elderly living in nursing homes.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/03/12 | Accepted: 2017/05/10 | Published: 2017/06/17

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