Comparing Elderly Women , s Life Satisfaction At Home Vs. Nursing Home ‎

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Shokooh Sadeghi 1 , Shima Moradi 2 , * , Nasrollah Sohrabi 3

1 Faculty member of Kermanshah ‎school of paramedicine, ‎Kermanshah University of Medical ‎Sciences, Kermanshah‎, Iran

2 Research Center for Environmental ‎Determinants of Health (RCEDH), ‎Kermanshah University of Medical ‎Sciences, Kermanshah‎, Iran

3 Department of Medical Laboratory ‎Sciences, Paramedicine Faculty, ‎Kermanshah University of Medical ‎Sciences, Kermanshah‎, Iran

How to Cite: Sadeghi S , Moradi S , Sohrabi N . Comparing Elderly Women , s Life Satisfaction At Home Vs. Nursing Home ‎, J Clin Res Paramed Sci. 2016 ; 5(3):e81542.

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Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences: 5 (3); e81542
Published Online: October 20, 2016
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 14, 2016
Accepted: August 16, 2016

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Abstract

The elderly population is increasingly growing toward population explosion of grandmothers. Also, their hygiene, health, comfort, and welfare are of important perspectives. Therefore, this study was conducted to compare the life satisfaction of the elderly women at home with that of women at nursing home in Kermanshah. To conduct this study, a standard questionnaire (LSIA) was distributed among 140 elderly women. Then the quantitative data were analyzed by SPSS 20. The total average of life satisfaction among women in the nursing home was 16.36 ± 5.94, where as it was 20.86 ± 2.93 for women reside at home. The result revealed that life satisfaction of elderly women at home was significantly higher because of their social support and family affection and respect.

Keywords

life satisfaction Elder women Nursing home

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