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Sabbaghzadeh A, Vazirinejad R, Khalili P, Sabzavari S. The Effect of Healthy Lifestyle Education on the Quality of Life of the Elderly in Rafsanjan: A Quasi-Experimental Study. JRUMS 2021; 20 (5) :539-553
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Background and Objectives: Education is always one of the ways to increase people's skills in life. Quality of life is also one of the most important issues in the life of people, especially the elderly. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of healthy lifestyle education on the quality of life of elderly people in Rafsanjan.
Materials and Methods: This research is a quasi-experimental study on elderly people. Using the multi-stage random sampling method, 84 elderly people were selected and randomly divided into intervention and control groups by random allocation method. In the intervention group, a 4-session training course was conducted to increase the quality of life, and no special action was taken in the control group. Using demographic information questionnaire and standard 36-item questionnaire, the quality of life of individuals in the two stages before and after the intervention was assessed. Data were analyzed using paired t-test, independent t-test, chi-square, and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA).
Results: The mean age of the patients in the intervention group was 64.26±3.05 and in the control group 63.64±2.82 which was not statistically significant (p=0.338). There was no statistically significant difference between the intervention and control groups before the intervention in terms of the studied variables (p>0.05), but there was a significant difference in overall quality of life (p=0.037) after intervention so that the training intervention improved the elderly’s quality of life.
Conclusion: According to the results of this study, teaching a healthy lifestyle to older people can improve their quality of life. Therefore, it should be a priority in the plans of the authorities.
Key words: Quality of life, Lifestyle, Intervention, Education, Elderly
Funding: The Vice-Chancellor for Research of Kerman University of Medical Sciences provided a part of the project cost in the form of research grants.
Conflict of interest: None declared.
Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Kerman University of Medical Sciences approved the study (IR.KMU.REC.1398.265).
How to cite this article: Sabbagh zadeh A, Vaziri Nejad R, Khalili P, AliDoosti A, Sabzevari S. The Effect of Healthy Lifestyle Education on the Quality of Life of the Elderly in Rafsanjan: A Quasi-Experimental Study. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2021; 20 (5): 539-53. [Farsi]
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Environmental Health
Received: 2020/05/9 | Accepted: 2021/05/12 | Published: 2021/08/19

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