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1- student research committee, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Social Welfare Management Dept., Social welfare management research centre, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran , bahramigiti@gmail.com
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Aim: Considering the increasing population of the elderly in different societies, it is important to pay attention to the basic needs and physical, mental and quality of life of them. This study was designed to provide a comprehensive view of the quality of life of the Iranian elderly and its associated factors.
Materials and Methods: This is a review article with a systematic search. In November 2016, reviewing articles in Persian and English language data base included: web of science, PubMed, Magiran, SID, Iran Scientific Information and Research Institute (Irandoc),Iran psych, Noormagz with keywords including elderly, adults, aged, quality of life, life quality, QOL, Iran, older. Retrieved articles were assessed by the study’s inclusion and exclusion criteria and date compilation were taken until June 2016.
Findings: Through systematic search and screening, 70 articles in various areas of quality of life for the elderly were included. These areas include interventions in the quality of life of the elderly (11 articles), demographic factors related to the quality of life of the elderly (21 articles), the quality of life of the elderly patient (7 articles), the description of the status of the quality of life of the elderly in Iran (14 articles), the quality of life of the elderly (10 articles), and the effect of social protection on the quality of life of the elderly (7 articles). 92% of the articles reporting the status of elderly quality of life is low and middle and 7% of the articles reported high quality of life of elderly. The quality of life of the elderly is influenced by social support, economic factors, social class, demographic characteristics, physical condition, place of residence and educational and sport interventions.
Conclusion: Using the obtained results, it can be concluded that educational, nutritional and sports interventions, marriage, high education, home life, internal religious orientation, social participation, social support, health status and high socioeconomic status and appropriate employment could increase the quality of life of the elderly.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Social Welfare
Received: 2017/08/01 | Accepted: 2018/12/01

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