Study of Lifestyles in Retirement Over 60 Years in Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences 2014
Abstract:
Background A healthy lifestyle in old age is of considerable importance. Iranian elderly population is increasing day by day. Therefore, identifying the factors affecting their lifestyle is the concern of country's health system policy makers. This study was conducted to study the lifestyle of the over 60-year-old retired staff of Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences.
Materials & Methods The research was descriptive in the form of cross-sectional study. Using the Morgan table, a sample of 110 retired staff of Sabzevar Medical Science University were selected by simple random sampling method. Demographic and healthy lifestyle information was collected with the standard assessment healthy lifestyle questionnaires to assess Iranian elderly. The data were entered into SPSS version 22, and analyzed through descriptive statistics, t test, and ANOVA.
Results Out of 110 subjects, 85 were males (77.3%) and 25 were females (22.7%). In terms of education, 40 (36.6%) were illiterate, 56 (50.90%) had diplomas, and 14 (12.72%) had an academic degree. The mean(SD) total score of lifestyle in men was 148.82(16.65) and in women 144.40(17.05). T test showed that this difference was significant. According to this test, significant differences were observed between men and women with regard to recreation, exercise (P=0.032), and social relations (P=0.008) .
Conclusion The results showed that the elderly of Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences were ranked average regarding their lifestyle, so their education of healthy lifstyle must be pursed more seriously.
Language:
Persian
Published:
Journal of Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Volume:23 Issue: 4, 2016
Pages:
672 - 679
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