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Can healthy life style predict successful aging among Iranian older adults?


Shafiee, Mohsen and Hazrati, Maryam and Motalebi, Seyedeh Ameneh and Gholamzadeh, Sakineh and Ghaem, Haleh and Ashari, Asmidawati (2020) Can healthy life style predict successful aging among Iranian older adults? Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 34. art. no. 139. pp. 1-7. ISSN 2251-6840; ESSN: 1016-1430


Background: Successful aging is a prominent and worldwide theme in gerontology. However, until recently, only few studies were conducted about successful aging in Iran. This study examined whether a healthy lifestyle could predict successful aging among older Iranians. Methods: This cross sectional and descriptive study included 975 older Iranians who were selected through a multistage cluster-quota method from the health centers of Shiraz, Iran. A 5-part questionnaire, including demographic characteristics, the Seniors' Healthy Lifestyle, Barthel Index, the Diner Life Satisfaction and Quality of Life, was used to collect the data. A logistic regression analysis was used in data analysis; data were analyzed using SPSS 21; and significance level was set at α = 0.05. Results: The prevalence of successful aging among older Iranians was calculated at 24.0%. Results of multiple logistic regression analysis revealed that age (95% CI = 1.129- 1.702 and OR = 1.352), gender (95% CI = 0.412-0.764 and OR = 0.687), education level (95% CI = 1.443 - 1.699 and OR = 1.454), job (95% CI = 1.063-1.413 and OR = 1.185), monthly income (95% CI = 1.355-4.055 and OR = 2.272), insurance (95% CI = 0.344-0.842 and OR = 0.540), source of income (95% CI = 1.014-1.298 and OR = 1.145), and healthy lifestyle (95% CI = 0.772 - 0.858 and OR = 0.814) were predictors for successful aging. Conclusion: Findings indicated that successful agers were mostly younger men, with higher education level and monthly income, who had insurance and a job and a healthy lifestyle. Thus, to age successfully, one must maintain and improve healthy lifestyle to prolong one's health.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.34171/mjiri.34.139
Publisher: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Keywords: Healthy lifestyle; Prevalence; Successful aging
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 18 May 2022 04:03
Last Modified: 18 May 2022 04:03
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/88076
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