Volume 8, Issue 3 (10-2013)                   Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing 2013, 8(3): 74-82 | Back to browse issues page

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Badriazarin Y. Compare the Quality of Life in Elderly Athletes and Non-Athletes in Tabriz. Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing. 2013; 8 (3) :74-82
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-453-en.html
Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran. , badriazarin@gmail.com
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Objectives: This study aimed to assess the quality of life in the athletes and non-athletes elderly and were compared between them.

Methods & Materials: This research based on the purpose is applied and based on the method is descriptive. 189 elderly people were selected as sample was used of Tabriz city and for sampling the random method. Data collection tool was demographic questionnaire and quality of life questionnaire based on the Varosherbon pattern. In this research descriptive statistical methods and the Kolmogorov Smirnov, Mann Whitney and t tests were used.

Results: The sample had mean 62.32 years and 48.15% were male and 51.85% female and 49.7% were trained and 50.3% untrained. Test results of the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test showed that psychological variables with normal distribution, but the other variables are not normally distributed (P=0.05). Results showed in the Indicators of quality of life in the athletes and non-athletes elderly, there are significant differences in general health, physical functioning, energy and vitality and mental health and role limitations due to Physical and emotional there but in the physical pain and social function variables were not significant differences (P=0.05).

Conclusion: Analysis results show the impact of physical activity on most variables is reviewed in the elderly. Indicators of performance ability improvement, separately and combined helps elderly can have a range of movements required to perform daily quality of life and enhance mental and physical dimensions. And the social performance of a coherent and effective planning must be done for their social interaction. And to create motivation in the elderly for sport activity should be done appropriate planning and will emphasis on diverse activities, positive reinforcement and use of creative and innovative designs.

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Received: 2013/05/20 | Accepted: 2013/08/20 | Published: 2013/10/01

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