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Journal:   SALMAND   WINTER 2010 , Volume 4 , Number 14; Page(s) 15 To 26.
 
Paper: 

ASSESSING QUALITY OF LIFE, WELL BEING AND DEPRESSION AMONG IRANIAN ELDERLY IN AUSTRALIA

 
 
Author(s):  ALIZADEH KHOEI MAHTAB*, KHOSHBIN SOHEILA, KHAVARPOUR FEREIDON
 
* DEPARTMENT OF ELDERLY HEALTH, MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL EDUCATION, 4TH FLOOR, CORNER OF JOMHORI ST. AND HAFEZ AVE., TEHRAN, POST CODE 1134845764, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Objective: The aim of the study was to achieve the health status of the Iranian elderly migrants in Australia.
Materials and Methods: This study was done as a cross sectional survey carried out in 2005-2007 on 302 Iranian immigrant aged 65 years and over who had lived in Sydney Metropolitan area for at least 6 months.
Results: The majority of the Iranian elderly had a moderate level of anxiety and depression (44%) and more than half of them (58%) were experiencing average level of psychological wellbeing. From aspect of physical function (41%) Iranian elderly had moderate level of physical function as well as without limitation. With respect to daily living activity, the great part of the elderly participants (56%) were independent. The predictor variables. of Socio-demographic and acculturation were strong significant variables in physical and mental health status of the Iranian elderly.
Conclusion: Chronic medical conditions, Physical and social activity, and also accessing information and awareness of aged care services predicted both mental and physical health status of Iranian elderly respondents in this study (P
£0.001).
 
Keyword(s): ACTIVITY OF DAILY, MEDICAL CONDITION, PHYSICAL WELLBEING, LIVING, ACCULTURATION, DEPRESSION, ELDERLY, ACTIVITY, PSYCHOLOGICAL, SOCIAL ACTIVITY
 
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