Comparison of Elderlys Quality of life and mental health living in nursing homes and members of retiered club of Shiraz city"
ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to compare the quality of life and mentalhealth, among the elderly people who were living in nursing homes and elderlypeople who were members of retired club of Shiraz city.
Materials And MethodsThis research was a descriptive cross-sectional study. The sample of study selected among the elderlys living in nursing homes in shirazcity(30 male & 30 female out of a total of 260) and members of the retired club inshiraz(30 male & 30 female out of total of 360) through random cluster sampling innursing homes and matched samples in club. Data were collected by quality of lifeSF-36 and GHQ-28 questionaries and biographical inventory. Collected data wereanalized by spss-15 software. Due to this action, Independent T-test were used tocompare the averages of two groups. and analysis of variance.
Resultsaverage score of Quality of life of the elderly living in nursing homes was83. 85 with (p<. /…) and std. deviation 5/26 and in members of retired club was 93.13 with (p<. /…) and std. deviation 5/51. and also the average score of mental healthin elderlys who were living in nursing homes was 54. 05 with (p<0/000) and std.deviation 8/. 8 and in members of retired club was 28. 60 with (p<0/000) and std.deviation 8/88.
ConclusionFindings indicate a significant difference in all subscales of quality oflife and mental health between two groups of elderly people living in nursing homesand those who live at home, and all findings suggests a better condition for elderlypeople who live at home. Also results indicate that demographic variables canmoderate the effects of living condition.
Iranian Journal of Ageing, Volume:5 Issue:18, 2010
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