Volume 2, Issue 1 (Salmand, Iranian Journal of Ageing 2007)                   Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing 2007, 2(1): 210-215 | Back to browse issues page

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Zar A, Noorshhi M. Surveying Situation of Active and Inactive Elder Men Nutrition Health in Shiraz City. Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing. 2007; 2 (1) :210-215
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-15-en.html
1- Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (11001 Views)

Objectives: Toady with growth of different sciences, amount of dies decrease and life hope is going to increase, so world population tends to old ages. In old ages physiologic changes effect on nutrition needs, therefore nutrition cares have the most important role in their health improvement. The goal of this study is the surveying situation of active and inactive elder men nutrition health in shiraz city.

Methods & Materials: This study has a descriptive method and for these purpose, we randomly selected 156 elder men upper than 60 years old from 4 main parkchr('39')s of shiraz as statistical sample. They divided into two elder groups by their physical activitieschr('39') active elderchr('39') and chr('39')inactive elderchr('39'). We use of investigate health situation questioner as our instrument in this study.

Results: Findings show that 34.61% of 156 elder men (35 active and 19 inactive elder) have a suitable nutrition situation and 37.81% of them (28 active and 31 inactive elder) are in average danger of malnutrition and 27.56% (15 active and 28 inactive elder) of them are in high danger of malnutrition.

Conclusion: Results of this study show that generally old ages donchr('39')t have a satisfy nutrition situation, although active old age have a better level rather than inactive ones. Therefore physical activities could have a positive role in old age healthy nutrition. It is necessary to plan suitable strategies for protecting and educating old age nutrition in order to improve and correct their diet. Also propagation of physical activities by organization and vast media is suggested.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2006/12/23 | Accepted: 2007/02/01 | Published: 2007/04/01

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