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1- Department of Social Walfare, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , hosseinmohaqeq@gmail.com
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Objectives: In recent years, due to the progress in medical sciences, we have encountered increasing life expectancy and population growth rate. Recognition of the elder’s real needs is prerequisite to planning in order to deliver services for them. The purpose of the present study was to assess requirements of the elder’s social security organization and national retirement fund.

Methods & Materials: This research was a cross-sectional study. Participants were 150 elder pensioners who randomly selected. Need assessment check list, and LEIPAD elderly quality of life questionnaire were used for date collection. T-test, one way ANOVA and Pearson's correlation coefficient were used to analyze the data using SPSS.

Results: there were no significant associations between the two groups in terms of total quality of life were found (P=0.103). All of dimensions of quality of life except subjective and mental function were not difference between the groups. The most important need of the elder was related to their incomes (51.7%). Cardiovascular, skeletal-muscular (33.3%) & hearing-optical (19.3%) problems comprised the most frequent health requirements. Also, the most aid instrument of the elders were artificial teeth (67.3%), glasses (52%), aid toilet (21.3%).

Conclusion: In this study, many elderly mentioned health problems more than any other need Low economical status of the elderly in this study shows this group need more support from social security organizations. Generally, the most older people expressed many health problems which need more attention from policy makers in the field of health and social sectors.

Keywords: Elderly, Requirement, Health
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2007/12/15 | Accepted: 2008/02/01 | Published: 2008/04/01

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