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Aghdasi M T, Rezaei F. Assessing the Quality of Life of Retired Athletes Living in Tabriz. Journal of Geriatric Nursing 2019; 5 (3)
URL: http://jgn.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-335-en.html
Urmia University , f.rezaei.tu@gmail.com
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Introduction and purpose: Exercise and physical activity is an important factor in the promotion of public health of people in the community, and address the issue relationship between exercise with quality of life it seems necessary. The aim of this study was to determination the quality of life in retired athletes.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive correlational study, the statistical population was all sports pioneers in Tabriz city that 104 pioneers with a mean age of 51.68 ± 8.45 years were selected from 14 sports by snowball sampling and have completed World Health Organization Quality Of Life (WHOQOL) questionnaire. Data were analyzed using the Pearson correlation coefficient and independent sample t-test.
Findings: The results showed that there is a significant relationship between the amount of post-retirement sports activity with the psychological health subscale and the best championship title earned by these persons with the social relations subscale; but in the physical health and environment subscales and the total life quality score there was no significant relationship. The results also showed that there is no significant difference between team and individual pioneers in the level of satisfaction from quality of life.
Conclusion: According to the results of this study, it can be stated that active sports pioneers are in a better mental health condition than their inactive counterparts using the any type of physical activity.
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2019/04/15 | Accepted: 2019/05/5 | Published: 2019/05/10

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