Relationship between Social Well-Being and Health Related Quality of Life Level among Senior Retirees of Tehran University of Medical Sciences

  •  Sogand Torani    
  •  Bahram Delgoshaei    
  •  Agha Fatemeh Hosseini    
  •  Hajar BibiZiaefar    
  •  Mehdi Raadabadi    


Introduction: Senior citizens or the elderly people are a group of people in the society considered as a growing population with special needs in the developed contemporary world. Since they have special needs, it is essential to care about the quality of their life because of the dangers which threaten them. Since the social health of the retirees is decreased as a result of exiting from the workplace and directly affecting their life quality, the researcher has done the present study.

Methodology: This paper which is a descriptive- analytic study has been periodically done in the second half of 2013. The participants were 227 senior retirees of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. The data have been collected through a reliable and valid questionnaire of life quality related to health (sf-36) and social well-being of KEYES. The data then were analyzed using SPSS.19 and descriptive statistics and paired t-test, one way ANOVA test and Pearson correlation were use as well.

Findings: There is a significant linear relation between life quality variable related to the health and social well-being components (P<0.05). There is also a significant correlation between the variables like age, sex, marital status, duration of employment and life quality.

Results: Regarding the findings of the study, it seems that the policy makers and planners need to create a kind of active integration and balance in society according to the available devices and facilities, and try to apply a proper information system to eliminate the cultural problems, reinforce the social relations and coherences in order to increase the life quality of senior retires.


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