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Najimi A, Moazemi Goudarzi A. Healthy Lifestyle of the Elderly: A Cross-sectional Study. HSR 2012; 8 (4) :581-587
URL: http://hsr.mui.ac.ir/article-1-428-en.html
1- MSc, Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2- PhD Candidate, Department of Public Health, School of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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 Background: lifestyles of the elderly are associated with the death and disability of diseases including cardiovascular diseases, other chronic diseases and cancers. The purpose of this study was to determine the lifestyle of the elderly in the Retirement Center of Isfahan, Iran. Methods: 250 elderly of the Retirement Center in Isfahan were studied in 2011. The demographic characteristics, knowledge and healthy lifestyle of them were collected by a valid and reliable questionnaire. Data were analyzed by Pearson correlation and independent t-test. Findings: Of all the participants, 140 (56%) were male. The mean score of elderly healthy lifestyle was 153.2 ± 14.8. There was no significant relationship between healthy lifestyle of the elderly and sex (P < 0.001) . There was a significant relationship among healthy lifestyle and knowledge and body mass index. Conclusion: Education and knowledge were the most important factors influencing elderly healthy lifestyle. It seems that increasing the elderly awareness about the links between lifestyles and chronic diseases might help them to understand the potential health consequences of their actions and encourage them to make much needed lifestyle changes.  
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: education health and promotion
Received: 2020/07/16 | Accepted: 2012/10/15 | Published: 2012/10/15

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