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joge 2017, 1(4): 67-77 Back to browse issues page
Traditional approaches to improve the quality of life in older women, evidence-based (a systematic review)
M Abazari , R Salari , Z Feyzabadi , M.R Noras *
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
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Introduction: Aging is one of the important phenomena in the field of health care. The main objectives of health programs for older women are reducing the impact of chronic diseases, maintaining their ability for independent living and improving their quality of life. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of traditinal medicine in improving the quality of life of  older women based on evidence.   
Method: In this Systematic review, data collected through databases such as SID, cilivika, PubMed, Scopus and Google Scholar with no time limitation with key words like older women, traditinal medicine, Complementary and alternative medicine and herbal medicine. 26 articles of 49 papers obtained are investigated.
Results: According to Persian traditional medicine, older womenʼs temperaments in old ages may be cold and dry or cold and wet. So due to the people signs of appearance, life style should be modified. Foremost nutritional advice in the older adults is eating high-quality nutritious foods frequently in small amounts and avoiding substances containing phlegm and melancholy . Consuming foods which produce heat and wet, pay attention to sleep, GI system protection, moderate exercise and oils are important factors to protect the health of older women.  
Conclusion: The effectiveness of traditinal medicine with the use of classical medicine in older women could provide a new paradigm for managenet this period of life. Considering the six areas of nutrition, sleep and wakefulness, exercise and inactivity, mental health, climate and waste disposal along with Iranian medicine approach provide new horizons for researchers. Therefore clinical studies with ideas based on Iranian medicine are recommended.

Keywords: older women, Traditinal medicine, Complementary and alternative medicine, Herbal medicine.
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: geriatric medicine
Received: 2017/05/19 | Accepted: 2017/07/24 | Published: 2017/08/20
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Abazari M, Salari R, Feyzabadi Z, Noras M. Traditional approaches to improve the quality of life in older women, evidence-based (a systematic review) . joge. 2017; 1 (4) :67-77
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نشریه سالمندشناسی Journal of Gerontology
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