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Nouhi E, Karimi T, Iranmanesh S. Comparing Fear of Death of the Elderly Settled in Elderly’s Home and Inhabited in City Houses of Isfahan. Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing. 2014; 8 (4) :24-31
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1- Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. , smnouhi@yahoo.com
2- Islamic Azad University of Najafabad
3- University of Medical Sciences. Kerman
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Objectives: On the one hand, increased growth of the elderly population and on the other hand, social– economic changes, personal and family lifestyles have caused an increased number of the elderly protecting centres. The aim of the present survey is to compare the fear of death among the elderly settled in elderly home and inhabited in city houses of Isfahan.

Methods & Materials: This study is an analysis – cross sectional study and statistical population are all of the elderly over 60 years inhabited in 14 – fold zones of Isfahan and the ones settled in Sadeghieh elderly home. Participants in this survey were 300 elderly people that 102 people settled in the elderly home (31 males and 71 females) and 198 people inhabited in the community (97 males and 101 females). The elderly inhabited in the community were selected through a cluster sampling method and the ones settled in the elderly home through available sampling method and evaluated through a questionnaire of Collett-Lester Fear of Death. In order to analyse collected data, parametric statistical methods of K–Square test and independent–T have been used .

Results: The finding of this survey showed that fear of death total score mean was 70.5±15.5 in the elderly group inhabited in houses that significantly was more than that the elderly group settled in the elderly home (P=0.001).

Conclusion: The results of this survey showed that fear of death in the elderly group settled in city houses is higher than elderly settled in the elderly’s home. It is necessary that the authorities pay more attention to the sanitary systems in all levels, evaluate the causes and, try to get the aids of the relevant organizations in order to Reduced fear of death of elderly people.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2013/08/10 | Accepted: 2013/12/15 | Published: 2014/01/01

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