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Journal:   IRAN JOURNAL OF NURSING (IJN)   OCTOBER 2011 , Volume 24 , Number 72; Page(s) 48 To 56.
 
Paper: 

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING AND QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG ELDERLY PEOPLE RESIDING IN KAHRIZAK SENIOR HOUSE

 
 
Author(s):  JADIDI A., FARAHANINIA M.*, JANMOHAMMADI S., HAGHANI H.
 
* SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH SERVICES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background & Aim: Regarding the increasing number of elderly people, their quality of life becomes more important. Spiritual health is one of the important aspects of health status that is often neglected. This study aims to identify the relationship between spiritual well-being and quality of life among elderly people residing in Kahrizak Senior House.
Material & Methods: It was a descriptive, correlational study. The sample included 141 elderly people residing in Kahrizak Senior House who recruited by convenience sampling. Data was collected by Spiritual Well-Being Index (SWBI) and Short Form Quality of Life (SF36) and analyzed by Pearson correlation coficient, ANOVA, and t-test using SPSS-PC (v-16) Results: The mean score of quality of life was (50.36
±11.3). Women’s quality of life was significantly lower than men (P=0.000). The mean score of spiritual well-being was (96.26±17.93). There was a positive correlation between spiritual well-being and quality of life (P=0.008).
Conclusion: regarding the lower levels of quality of life especially in women elderly, more attention should be paid to this group of society. Awareness of the importance of spiritual well-being in caring of these people is recommended.

 
Keyword(s): SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING, QUALITY OF LIFE, ELDERLY PEOPLE, SENIOR HOUSE
 
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