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Mansouri T, Armoon B, Khoshgoftar M, Harooni J. The Health Status of the older people in Nain. psj. 2017; 16 (1) :19-26
URL: http://psj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-358-en.html
1- PhD Student in Gerontology Iranian Research Center on Aging, University of social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- PhD Student in Health Education & Health promotion, Student’s Research Committee, School of public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- MSc Health Education , Student’s Research Committee and Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
4- PhD Student in Health Education & Health promotion, Student’s Research Committee, School of public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , j_harooni@yahoo.com
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Background & objectives: Considering the population trend in Iran, an increase in the number of the elderly, and the significance of evaluating their health status, the present study was aimed to determinate the health status of the elderly in Nain, Iran.   
Materials and Methods: Present research was a descriptive-analytic study (cross-sectional). The study population consisted of 220 elderly people from Nain who were randomly selected using randomized simple table from among households with elderly over 60. After the informed consent was obtained from the elderly, data were collected in face-to-face, in-person interviews. In order to determine their health status, The Short Form Health Survey-12 (SF-12) questionnaire was utilized.
Results: The mean age of the subjects was 69.52±7.4 years. The linear regression test showed that there was linear relationship between the physical and mental health status after adjusting the demographic and socioeconomic variables, ANOVA showed no significant relationship between the health status and age, but there was a significant association between the income level and the health score (P<0.05). Tukey's post-hoc test shows that the total health score in the poor income subgroup is lower than the other groups (P<0.001) and no significant difference was seen in other subgroups.
Conclusions: The health status of the elderly was moderate in Nain. Since factors such as the education level, marital status, income level, and economic conditions affect elderly people’s health, it is necessary to take these into account and conduct appropriate interventions in this field. 

Keywords: Elderly, Health status, Nain
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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Health Sciences
Received: 2017/04/24 | Accepted: 2017/09/23 | Published: 2017/11/19

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