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Investigating the condition of the elderly in Sarbisheh, Southern Khorasan State
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Introduction: Aging in population has become one of the important challenges in public health domain.

Objective: The present study aims at investigating the condition of the elderly in Sarbisheh.

Method: This is a cross-sectional descriptive-analytic study carried on 400 elders resident in Sarbisheh that were selected randomly based on questionnaire completion with consent. Data were analyzed through SPSS 16 and Chi-Square test in significance level of 0.05.

Results: Among 400 participants, 250 (%62.25) and 150 (37.5) cases were respectively female and male. Impairments and diseases in study elder participants were mostly reported for oral and dental problems (%73) followed by visual impairments (%69), depression (%52), hearing problems (%45.3), high blood pressure (%42.6), hyperlipidemia (%38.7), cardiovascular diseases (%14), diabetes (%6.2), heart attacks (%5) and strokes (%1). In all cases, diseases and impairments were more in females than males; in other words, females face more health problems and sufferings.

Conclusion: The high rate of disease and impairment existence among elder groups suggests the necessity of long-term programming toward lifestyle modification, implementing preventive means and screening in order to reduce diseases and disabilities.

Keywords: eders, health, chronic diseases
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: journal
Received: 2016/11/19 | Accepted: 2017/01/10 | Published: 2017/03/18
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