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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF AGEING   SPRING 2009 , Volume 4 , Number 11; Page(s) 53 To 60.
 
Paper: 

THE ROLE OF SOCIAL SUPPORT IN THE ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION OF ELDERLY

 
 
Author(s):  ALIPOUR F.*, SAJADI H., FOROUZAN A., NABAVI H., KHEDMATI E.
 
* UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND REHABILITATION SCIENCES TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Objective: This study has been conducted to investigate the «social support» various roles in anxiety and depression of elderly people in Tehran's second district habitants.
Materials and Methods: The method of study is causal-comparative and required data was collected by Nor beck Social Support Questionnaire and Anxiety and Depression Scale. The sample includes 100 elder subjects who are 60 years old and over which having been chosen from elderly population of Tehran's second district.
Regression and correlation coefficient tests have been applied for data analysis.
Results: Findings show that anxiety and depression rates were %44 and %40 respectively in elder subjects. Correlation test showed that all types of social support pecuniary "emotional, functional, structural support) had a reverse and significant relationship with depression and anxiety. The results of multiple regression showed that pecuniary and structural support were significant predictive for anxiety and pecuniary support was significant predictive for depression in elderly people.
Conclusion: The Results of this study emphasize on the importance of social determinants of health role, especially, social support on the mental disorders of the elderly. Taking this inexpensive resource into account in tackling elderly depression and anxiety, and as a result, improvement of their quality of life, is of a great importance.
 
Keyword(s): ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, ELDERLY, SOCIAL SUPPORT
 
 
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APA: Copy

ALIPOUR, F., & SAJADI, H., & FOROUZAN, A., & NABAVI, H., & KHEDMATI, E. (2009). THE ROLE OF SOCIAL SUPPORT IN THE ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION OF ELDERLY. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF AGEING, 4(11), 53-60. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=275056



Vancouver: Copy

ALIPOUR F., SAJADI H., FOROUZAN A., NABAVI H., KHEDMATI E.. THE ROLE OF SOCIAL SUPPORT IN THE ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION OF ELDERLY. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF AGEING. 2009 [cited 2021August01];4(11):53-60. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=275056



IEEE: Copy

ALIPOUR, F., SAJADI, H., FOROUZAN, A., NABAVI, H., KHEDMATI, E., 2009. THE ROLE OF SOCIAL SUPPORT IN THE ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION OF ELDERLY. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF AGEING, [online] 4(11), pp.53-60. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=275056.



 
 
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