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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY   FALL 2010 , Volume 16 , Number 3 (62); Page(s) 299 To 300.
 
Paper: 

THE SOCIAL HEALTH OF IRAN: FROM A CONSENSUS-BASED DEFINITION TO AN EVIDENCE-BASED INDEX

 
 
Author(s):  RAFIEY H.*, AMINI RARANI M., SAMIEI M., AKBARIAN MAHDI
 
* UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND REHABILITATION
 
Abstract: 

Every society, based on its present situation, has defined social health and healthy society differently. Reaching to such a definition, an Index of Social Health for Iran (ISHI) was developed. First, we conducted a Delphi research with 31 experts in health and social sciences through five rounds which resulted to 17 characteristics as the components of the concept social health: a healthy society is a society (1) without poverty, (2) without violence, (3) with controllable growth of population, (4) without gender discrimination, (5) in which all people are equal toward the law, (6) without violation of human rights and other international conventions related to the human rights, (7) in which education up to 8th grade is obligatory and free-of-charge and then free, (8) with access to health care for all people, (9) full of security, (10) full of freedom of thought, (11) whose people are satisfied of their life, (12) whose people are insured, (13) with redistributive justice in incomes, (14) without unemployment, (15) without ethnic, racial, and geographic discriminations, (16) with democratic elections and (17) democratic- ally supervised government.
For validating this consensus-based definition, secondary data which were available for 30 provinces in 2008 were analyzed. Natural growth rate (NGR), rate of willful murder (for violence), the mean of food-to-nonfood expenditures of households (for poverty), unemployment rate, insurance coverage, and literacy rate (for education). KMO measure (0.660) and the result of Bartlett’s sphericity test (p<0.001) made factor analysis permissible. Based on correlation matrix, we used Direct Oblimin method of rotation which resulted to two principal components: social diathesis (including population growth, poverty, insurance coverage loss, and illiteracy), and social problems (including unemployment and violence). They can explain 68.3% of variance of the construct "social health of Iran
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Keyword(s): HEALTHY SOCIETY, DELPHI, FACTOR ANALYSIS
 
 
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APA: Copy

RAFIEY, H., & AMINI RARANI, M., & SAMIEI, M., & AKBARIAN, M. (2010). THE SOCIAL HEALTH OF IRAN: FROM A CONSENSUS-BASED DEFINITION TO AN EVIDENCE-BASED INDEX. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 16(3 (62)), 299-300. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=194412



Vancouver: Copy

RAFIEY H., AMINI RARANI M., SAMIEI M., AKBARIAN MAHDI. THE SOCIAL HEALTH OF IRAN: FROM A CONSENSUS-BASED DEFINITION TO AN EVIDENCE-BASED INDEX. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY. 2010 [cited 2021July30];16(3 (62)):299-300. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=194412



IEEE: Copy

RAFIEY, H., AMINI RARANI, M., SAMIEI, M., AKBARIAN, M., 2010. THE SOCIAL HEALTH OF IRAN: FROM A CONSENSUS-BASED DEFINITION TO AN EVIDENCE-BASED INDEX. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, [online] 16(3 (62)), pp.299-300. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=194412.



 
 
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