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How Iranian families response to the conditions affecting elderly primary health care.


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Darani, Firoozeh Mostafavi and Mohd. Riji, Haliza and Abedi, Heidarali and Ahmad, Shamsuddin and Abd Latiff, Latiffah (2010) How Iranian families response to the conditions affecting elderly primary health care. Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 5 (6). pp. 420-429. ISSN 1815-8846; ESSN: 1993-6087

Abstract

In response to the need for effective elderly primary health care programs in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the present study sought to determine the nature of family's caring behaviors related to the elderly primary health care in an urban area in Iran. A qualitative research was conducted through 24 in-depth interviews, 4 focus groups (8 participants in each group) and participants observation. The following 2 main categories emerged from the analysis to describe family's caring behaviors: internal responses and external responses. This qualitative study has gathered data that could be used by policy makers and health care providers and researchers concerned with elderly health and their quality of life. Based on these findings, it is recommended that providing primary health care for the elderly should be embedded in a comprehensive approach which aims to change the conditions affecting the elderly primary health care in urban areas.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3923/rjbsci.2010.420.429
Publisher: Medwell Journals
Keywords: Health care program; Elderly health care; Urban areas; Iranian family.
Depositing User: Raja Norazlinda Raja Azenam
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2013 06:14
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2015 04:19
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.3923/rjbsci.2010.420.429
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/15036
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