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1- University of Social welfare and rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- University of Social welfare and rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , f.mohammadi@uswr.ac.ir
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Objectives: : Spiritual health is one of the important dimensions of health in humans, which links the coordination between the individual forces and, ultimately, their overall health. There are Many challenges about this concept in older people. The aim of this study is analyzing the concept of spiritual health in the elderly.

Methods & Materials: This Study was done by using Walker Avant approach with  Searching and analyzing the studies, using the keyword, elderly people, elderly person, Spirituality, Spiritual health, Spiritual well- being, Elderly, older adult, geriatric. After reviewing the literature with Inclusion criteria Persian and English Language and between 1996- 2016, the 32 articles related to the concept Analysed.
Results: Spiritual health is the Dynamic concept and it is a multi-dimensional concept in older people's view. Some of the spiritual health attitudes in the elderly were the love of power, balanced mentally, with respect to the afterlife, antecedents were having abilities, faith, trust, and commitment to ethics and consequences, nearness to God, peace, higher quality of life and providing social support to others.
 Conclusion:  The Conceptual Definition of Spiritual health can help the  health team for a better understanding of this concept and conduct surveys, interventions, and evaluation of health promotion efforts to help the elderly
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: gerontology
Received: 2017/10/15 | Accepted: 2017/11/26

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