Volume 11, Number 3 (10-2016)                   Salmand 2016, 11(3): 456-465 | Back to browse issues page



DOI: 10.21859/sija-1103456

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Abedi S, Foroughan M, Khanjani M S, Bakhshi E A, Farhadi A. Relationship Between Meaning of Life and Spiritual Well-being in the Older People Residing in Nursing Homes Shemiranat, 2014 . Salmand. 2016; 11 (3) :456-465
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-1039-en.html

1- M.A Department of Rehabmanagment, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- PhD Iranian Research Center on Ageing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , m_foroughan@yahoo.com
3- phd Department of Consulting, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4- phd Department of Biostatistics, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
5- phd Iranian Research Center on Ageing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (4583 Views)

Objectives Spiritual health is one of the significant dimensions of health. It plays an important role in the health of older people and brings aims and meanings to their lives. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between life meaning and spiritual health of elderly people.
Methods & Materials In this descriptive-analytic study, 204 elderly people living in nursing homes of Shemiranat in 2014 were selected by convenient sampling. Information was collected through Polotzin and Elison's spiritual Well-Being Questionnaires. SPSS software, Pearson correlation coefficient, and t-independent tests were used to analyze the data. 
Results The mean scores of spiritual health and life meaning were 72.96±12.65 and 53.03±3.93, respectively. There were positive and significant relationships between overall spiritual health and life meaning (P<0.05; r=0.31), existential health and life meaning (P<0.05; r=0.16), and religious health and life meaning (P<0.05; r=0.15). There was also a significant relationship between education and life meaning (P<0.05; r=0.12).
Conclusion Research on factors associated with the meaning of life and effective interventions to raise it in older adults is recommended.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Rehabilitation Management
Received: 2016/04/26 | Accepted: 2016/08/12 | Published: 2016/09/22

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