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J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac 2018, 15(12): 931-938 Back to browse issues page
THE STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIAL SUPPORT AND SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING AMONG ELDERLY PEOPLE IN CITY OF KHORRAMABAD IN 2017
Fatemeh Bavazin 1, Mohammad Ali Sepahvandi 2
1- MSc in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Lorestan University, Khoramabad, Iran (Corresponding Author) , fatemebavazin70@gmail.com
2- Lorestan University
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Background & Aims: Improving living conditions and increasing longevity and life expectancy has led to an aging phenomenon. The phenomenon of increasing elderly population is one of the most important economic, social and health challenges of the present century. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the relationship between social support and social and psychological well-being among elderly people in city of Khorramabad.
Material & Methods: The method used in the research, survey and data collection tool was Wick's Social Support Questionnaire and Goldberg & Hiller's General Health Questionnaire. The statistical population consisted of all elderly citizens over 65 years old and a sample number of 337 people. The sampling method was multi-stage cluster and cluster sampling. Data was collected from 6 selected neighborhoods in city of Khorramabad in 2017. Data were analyzed by Pearson correlation coefficient, multiple linear regression test and Independent mean t-test using SPSS-21 software.
Results: Findings indicate that the social support components are related to the social and mental health of the elderly, and this relationship is statistically significant (P <0.001). Also, independent t-test showed that the social and mental health of the elderly is different in both sexes but is not statistically significant (P <0.05).
Conclusion: According to the results, the social support of the elderly can be enhanced, and they benefit from more social and mental health. These findings contain important therapeutic applications regarding the importance of these variables in increasing the social and mental health of the elderly.
 
Keywords: Social support, elderly, social health, mental health
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bavazin F, Sepahvandi M A. THE STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIAL SUPPORT AND SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING AMONG ELDERLY PEOPLE IN CITY OF KHORRAMABAD IN 2017. J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2018; 15 (12) :931-938
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Volume 15, Issue 12 (March 2018) Back to browse issues page
مجله دانشکده پرستاری و مامایی ارومیه  Journal of Urmia Nursing And Midwifery Faculty
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