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Almasi M. Determinants of the Elderly's Healthy Lifestyle in Ilam. IJN 2018; 31 (111) :75-85
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2630-en.html
PhD.Student, Department of demography, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. (Corresponding Author) Tel: 09189411308 Email: Almasi_57@yahoo.com
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Background & Aim: Rapid growth of aging population in recent years and its profound impact on socioeconomic conditions caused comprehensive attention to this issue. Therefore, this study investigates the lifestyle of elderly people in Ilam
Materials & Methods: It was a descriptive cross- sectional study. The sample consisted of 370 elderlies of Ilam who were recruited by systematic random sampling. Data was collected in 2016 by a three-part questionnaire including (1) Demographic data (2) a researcher-made questionnaire to measure aggression, adaptability, social capital, religious orientation, relative deprivation, and alienation variables (3) and elderly life style questionnaire and was analyzed by Pearson’s correlation coefficient, ANOVA, and multiple regression, using SPSS- PC (v.20).
Results :The findings revealed that the respondents’ life style was Favorable (111.43). A significant direct correlation was found between social capital (r = 0.243) and adaptability (r = 0.240) and life style (p < 0.005). There was also a significant indirect relationship between alienation (r = -0.337), aggression (r= -0.349), relative deprivation (r=-0.223), and life style (p<0/005). No significant relationship was found between age, income, religious orientation and life style. Stepwise regression analysis showed that the variables of aggression, alienation, and adaptability have explained almost 25 percent (r2 = 0.246) of life style variations (P < 0.001).
Conclusion :Regarding the findings and considering the growing population of elderly in this city, it is suggested to apply appropriate approaches to strengthen the positive factors and adjust  the negative factors related to the feelings of life style in this population.  
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Received: 2018/01/23 | Accepted: 2018/04/25 | Published: 2018/04/25

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