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Sum S, Mahmoodi Y, Tirgar A. Retirement Syndrome Among Babol City Retirees. Salmand. 2015; 10 (3) :100-109
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-745-en.html

1- Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Mazandaran, Iran.
2- GP Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Mazandaran, Iran.
3- PhD Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran. , a_tirgar@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (3005 Views)

Objectives: Retirement impacts different dimensions of life such as physical, psychological, social, economic, and spiritual aspects. Since identification of the factors promoting or demoting health situation of retirees is important; this study aimed to determine the level of retirement syndrome in Babol retirees.

Methods & Materials: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 205 retirees aged over 50 years. Data were gathered by a questionnaire consisting of 2 sections; Demographic characteristics and retirement syndromes. Retirement syndrome questionnaire consisted of 40 questions in 5-point scale (“never” to “always”) in 4 dimensions of “helplessness and failure”, “older and idleness”, “trying and new directions”, and “conflict and confusion”. Data were analyzed by SPSS. The Pearson and Spearman tests were used to evaluate the within group variables. To analyze the data, the correlation coefficient test, t-test, and analysis of variance (ANOVA) were performed. The significant level for all tests was set at 0.05.

Results: About 53% of the participants were male and 47% female with an average (SD) age 61.13(5.87) years. Means(SD) scores of “helplessness and failure”, “older and idleness”, “trying and new directions”, and “conflict and confusion” were 2.08(0.52), 3.73(0.51), 3.47(0.65) and 2.49(0.56), respectively. There were a direct significant association between “feeling helplessness” and “conflict and confusion” (P<0.0001) and a reverse relationship between “older and idleness” and “trying and new directions” (P<0.0001).

Conclusion: Findings of this research showed that retirees of Babol County partly suffer from retirement syndrome. Therefore, paying attention to them and promotion of the retirees’ situation seems necessary.

Keywords: Aged, Retire, Retirement
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: gerontology
Received: 2015/05/23 | Accepted: 2015/08/09 | Published: 2015/10/01

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