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Journal:   JOURNAL OF SABZEVAR UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2016 , Volume 22 , Number 6; Page(s) 1043 To 1051.
 
Paper: 

LIFE SATISFACTION IN OLDER ADULTS: ROLE OF PERCEIVED SOCIAL SUPPORT

 
 
Author(s):  SADEGH MOGHADAM LEILA, DELSHAD NOGHABI ALI, FARHADI AKRAM*, NAZARI SHIMA, ESHGHIZADE MARYAM, CHOPANVAFA FAHIMEH, NIAZI EVARI MOHADDESE
 
* IRANIAN RESEARCH CENTER ON AGEING, UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND REHABILITATION SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Objective and background: Population aging and advancing longevity is one of the achievements of the present century. Life satisfaction is considered as a typical sign of a successful adaptation to changes in various life situations. It seems that social support may be associated with life satisfaction. The aim of this study was determination of relationship of perceived social support and life satisfaction in in older adults dwelling in Gonabad city.
Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional analytical study 310 participants were selected according to convenience sampling method. Data were collected using interview and questionnaire including these three parts: demographic form, perceived social support and LSI-Z questionnaires. Data were analyzed using SPSS software (V.20), descriptive statistics, chi-square and spearman.
Results: The mean age of the elderly were 70.25±8.20. We observed a significant correlation between perceived social support and life satisfaction (p=0.000, r=0.419). In this study family was an important resource for social support of older adults.
Conclusion: According to the impact of perceived social support on life satisfaction of elderly people and the importance of this dimension of health; it is essential to consider this issue among older people.

 
Keyword(s): ELDERLY, LIFE SATISFACTION, PERCEIVED SOCIAL SUPPORT
 
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