Volume 2, Number 4 (Salmand, Iranian Journal of Ageing 2008)                   Salmand 2008, 2(4): 454-461 | Back to browse issues page


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Sheykhi M T. Social Security and the Elderly People's Pathology in Tehran: A Sociological Study. Salmand. 2008; 2 (4) :454-461
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-60-en.html

PhD Al-Zahra University, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (8958 Views)

Objectives: The present paper attempts to appraise the quality of life of the elderly people in Tehran city with special reference to their social security and pathology. In this research, different dimensions of material, social, well-being and food conditions of the elderly people are assessed. While the universe of research is the elderly people of Tehran city, in that, the human rights, the elderly dignity, and the gradual decline of their social security are studied. Similarly, seeking various dimensions of the lives of the elderly is one of the main aims of the study, i.e. The age groups who gradually lose their physical and mental self-reliance, and as a result, their dependency on others and various services enhances.

Methods & Materials: The universe of study in this research is the city if Tehran. In that, in an empirical method, 500 elderly people have randomly been selected and referred to, and in the process of which the intended data have been collected through questionnaires.

Results: Findings indicate that ageing pyramid shrinks and narrows at the age of 60 and over, and from that age on, only 60 percent of the elderly have their spouses. Similarly, another research finding reflects the economic, social, and remedial conditions of these people. Findings also show the amount of emotional and material supports that the elderly receive from their children.

Conclusion: Research reached the conclusion that the young elderly or those born in 1320/1942 and beyond, under the current social, economic and cultural conditions, i.e. with new needs and expectations, are highly different from those of previous generations with special reference to Tehran. To meet such needs, relevant resources must intervene.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2007/09/01 | Accepted: 2007/11/01 | Published: 2008/01/01

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