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Health related needs of the elderly in Sabzevar city of Iran , 2019
Samane Gholizade, Zahra Estaji, Rahim Akrami, Akram Ghanbari Moghaddam *
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery School, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Khorasan-e Razavi, Mashhad, Iran
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Introduction: Elderly people often have complex and unknown needs but we have not yet fully recognized them in accordance with international standards in our country. Therefore, the present study attempts to more accurately identify the types of fulfilled or unmet needs related to the health of the elderly in Sabzevar city using valid and specialized tools.
Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed on 240 elderly people over 60 years old without any cognitive problems in Sabzevar city in 2019. They were selected by Stratified sampling from population areas of 6 health centers in the city. Data were collected by a questionnaire consisting of two parts demographic and need assessment based on Cambrol standardized instrument (CANE) and were analyzed by Stata v.14 and statistical methods.
Results: The mean age of the study units was 68/1 ± 7/2. Based on the main findings of the study, the elderly with unmet needs ranked first in terms of benefits (23%), physical health (16%), medicine (15%), money / budget (14%), sight / hearing (10%), Daily activities (9.5%), nutrition (9%), mobility (9%), housekeeping (8%), caring for another (6%), mental comfort (5%) and They have savings (5%). On the other hand, the most fulfilled needs were medication (39%), physical illness (35%) and visual and hearing improvement (28%).
Conclusions: The results of the present study showed that the most unmet needs of the elderly were physical and then social needs and environmental needs were the least priority for them.
Keywords: Needs Assessment, Aged, Health
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Type of Study: Original research | Subject: geriatric nursing
Received: 2019/09/7 | Accepted: 2019/12/31 | Published: 2020/02/1
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gholizade S, Estaji Z, Akrami R, Ghanbari Moghaddam A. Health related needs of the elderly in Sabzevar city of Iran , 2019. joge. 2020; 4 (3) :68-75
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