The efficiency of educational intervention based on PRECEDE educational method in the promotion of life quality of the aged under the coverage of Tehran Cultural House of Aged People 2009
ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to investigate the efficiency of educationalintervention based on PRECEDE educational method in the promotion of quality oflife among the aged under the coverage of Tehran Cultural House of Aged People2009.The population of the aged [people] is increasing in all parts of the world even indeveloping countries. The increase of the number of the aged has created aninternational trend to increase the quality of life for them. The purpose ofperforming this project is to study the impact of educational interference based onPRECEDE model in promoting the quality of life of the aged.
Materials And MethodsThis semi-empirical research was performed on 54 agedpeople who were under the coverage of Tehran Cultural House for the Aged in2009. The aged people were put in two groups of test and control by using themethod of continuous sampling. For educational sampling, the designedquestionnaire based on PRECEDE model under the name of PRECEDE model andbased on the components of PRECEDE theory were used. In order to assess thequality of life, the WHO questionnaire of the quality of life was used and the qualityof life of the aged people in two groups before and after one month from theeducational intervention were compared.
ResultsThe average total score of the components of PRECEDE model includingpredisposing factors (awareness and attitude), enabling factor (skills), reinforcingfactors (personal satisfaction and encouragement by companions), behavioral factors(healthy behaviors) in the test group changed as compared with the control groupwith a pless than 0.05.Consequently, opposite to the group control, the quality of life of the aged people oftest group showed a meaningful difference before and after educational interventionwith a p quality less than 0.05.
ConclusionIt seems it will be possible to increase the quality of life of the agedwith educational intervention through PRECEDE model.
Iranian Journal of Ageing, Volume:5 Issue:18, 2010
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