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Jadidi A, Farahaninia M, Janmohammadi S, Haghani H. Spiritual well being of elderly people resident in nursing home. jgn. 2015; 1 (2) :22-30
URL: http://jgn.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-74-en.html
, m-farahaninia@tums.ac.ir
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Introduction and purpose: Spiritual well-being is one of the most important aspects of health that makes the integration and coordination of all aspects. However, the increasing number of elderly and consequently the institutionalized elderly it is important to paid more attention to their health. This study was conducted to determine spiritual well being of the elderly living in Kahrizak charity.
Materials and Methods:: This cross-sectional study was done upon 141 elderly people resident in Kahrizak nursing home that were selected by census to participate in this study. Questionnaires were completed by interview. Spiritual well-being questionnaires of Paloutzian and Ellison used for measuring spiritual well-being and evaluated its relationship with variables of age, sex, marriage, education and duration of resident in nursing home.
Findings:The results showed that the spiritual well being of the participants at the intermediate level and above, and the average score of spiritual well being was 96/26 ± 17/93. As the results of ANOVA and independent t-test showed that the spiritual health of the participants is not associated with any of the demographic variables.
Conclusion: Most of our participants in this study had an intermediate or high level of the spiritual well-being score. Based on the findings from the current study it is suggest to develop an concise elderly care model considering socio – cultural, scientific elements as well as characteristics of Iranian elderly.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/01/29 | Accepted: 2014/11/6 | Published: 2015/02/14

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