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A study of relationship between social support and health-related quality of life among elderly people in Tabriz
T Aghayari hir , D Ghasemzade * , A Ebrahimi Orang
Faculty of Law and Social Science, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran.
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Introduction: Due to the dramatic increasing in elderly population in Iran, their health-related quality of life has become to one of the main challenges. This study examined the relationship between social support and health-related quality among elderly in Tabriz.
Method: In this correlational study, the information collected using health-related quality of life questionnaire and social support questionnaire in a sample of 350 elderly people at ten area of Tabriz. The data were analysized by SPSS version 23.
Results: Findings showed that there was a positive and significant relationship between social support and health-related quality of life. The health-related quality of life is elderly men was greater than women. Stepwise Regression analysis indicated that social support, income and social support achieved from friends explained 30% of  elderly people health-related quality of life.
Conclusion: Considering social support as a one of social determinants of health is an important factor in improving the quality of life of elderly.

 
Keywords: Health-related quality of life, Social support, Elderly, Tabriz.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: active and healthy aging
Received: 2017/03/5 | Accepted: 2017/03/13 | Published: 2017/09/26



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