Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 612--617

Investigating the effect of education on health-promoting lifestyle among the elderly of Ramsar in 2017


Razieh Torabi Chafjiri1, Fatemeh Shirinkam2, Hengameh Karimi3 
1 Department of Quality Improvement Unit, Gilan University of Medical Sciences, Rudsar Shahid Ansari Hospital, Gilan University of Medical Sciences, Rudsar, Gilan; Ramsar Nursing Care Research Center, Ramsar Nursing and Midwifery School, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
2 Department of Nursing Health, Ramsar Nursing Care Research Center, Ramsar Nursing and Midwifery School, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
3 Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Ramsar Nursing Care Research Center, Ramsar Nursing and Midwifery School, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Hengameh Karimi
Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Ramsar Nursing Care Research Center, Ramsar Nursing and Midwifery School, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol
Iran

Introduction and Objective: Providing and enhancing the level of health are one of the essential needs of all people, and implementation of health promotion lifestyle is the most important and effective factor in maintaining and improving the health of the elderly. The present study aimed at defining the effect of aging on health-promoting lifestyle. Methodology: This randomized clinical trial was conducted on 72 individuals from the retirees clubs of Education department, Social Security, and Health centers in Ramsar, in 2017. Sampling was done randomly with blocking and random allocation in two groups: Experimental and control. Data were collected in two steps by Demographic profile questionnaire, AMT, ADL, OHI and HPlP II which validity and reliability of them were confirmed. Participants attended eight training sessions (twice each week). Data analysis was performed with the use of SPSS 18 and descriptive (Frequency) and analytic tests (Chi-square, Fisher's exact test, Independent Sample t test and Paired Sample t test) with a significance level of 0.05. Results: The results showed that the mean age of the elderly was 64.4 ± 4.1 years. The mean score of lifestyle enhancement was 148.59 and 173.25 before and after training in the experimental group, respectively. Based on the results of paired t-test (P < 0. 323), there was no significant difference between the mean life expectancy of elderly health promotion in control group before and after educational intervention; however, there was a significant difference between the two groups before and after training (P = 0.001). Conclusion: Educational programs play an important role in integrating health-promoting lifestyle to encourage the elderly to accept more accountability regarding health, sustained physical fitness, proper nutrition, healthy interpersonal relationships, expected spiritual growth, and the proper management of stress and anxiety in life.


How to cite this article:
Chafjiri RT, Shirinkam F, Karimi H. Investigating the effect of education on health-promoting lifestyle among the elderly of Ramsar in 2017.J Family Med Prim Care 2018;7:612-617


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Chafjiri RT, Shirinkam F, Karimi H. Investigating the effect of education on health-promoting lifestyle among the elderly of Ramsar in 2017. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 7 ];7:612-617
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