Volume 26, Issue 5 (12-2018)                   Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care 2018, 26(5): 315-322 | Back to browse issues page

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Ghadampour E, Heidaryani L, Radmehr F. Investigating the Relationship Between the Meaning of Life and Self-Esteem with the Quality of Life of the Elderly Living in the Home and Living in the Nursing Home. Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care. 2018; 26 (5) :315-322
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1- Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran
2- Ph.D. Student, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Literature & Humanities, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran
3- Ph.D. Student, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran , radmehr.p12@gmail.com
Abstract:   (6098 Views)
Introduction: Elderly is a very important period of life in which many chronic illnesses threat the person well-being, also endangers their quality of life. This study aimed to compare the association of meaning in life and self-esteem with quality of life in elderly living at home and those in nursing home.
Methods: This was a descriptive-analytical study performed on 120 elderly women and men living in Khorramabad city between 2016 and 2017, including 60 elderly living at home and 60 elderly living in nursing homes. Subjects were selected by systematic random sampling) Based on file number). To collect data, the Steger et al meaning in life (2006), Rosenberg Self-Esteem (1965) and Sherbvn & Weir quality of life (1992) questionnaires were used. Data was analyzed using Pearson correlation test, multiple regression analysis with stepwise method and T-test.
Results: There was a significant difference between meaning in life (t₌3.63, P<0.01), self-esteem (t₌3,69, P<0.001) and quality of life (t₌4.05, P<0.001) between elderly living at home and those living in nursing homeMultiple stepwise regression analysis showed that meaning of life and self-esteem predicted 26% of quality of life variance.
Conclusion: It seems necessary to improve the quality of life of elderly by planning and programming appropriate policies, especially those living in nursing homes.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2017/08/16 | Accepted: 2017/10/3 | Published: 2018/03/16

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