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Type Journal Article - Canadian Social Science
Title Do Public Health and Social Participation Matter for the Elderly? An Analysis of an Aging Community in Khuzistan Province, Iran
Volume 7
Issue 6
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2011
Page numbers 240-244
URL http://www.cscanada.net/index.php/css/article/download/j.css.1923669720110706.157/2104
Increasing aged population (3.1%) compared with natural
growth of Iranian population (1.2%) is a problematic
issue. The literatures acclaim that physical disabilities and
health problems in end life have significant relationship
with social participation of aged. This study illustrates
social participation in Iranian background, its factors
and obstacles especially among aged. The scale of aged
participation (SAP) constructed according to selected
theories in 4 basic items and its 35 sub items. The
community of the study is aged people in four selected
cities of Khuzistan province/Iran: Ahwaz, Behbahan,
Mah-Shahr, Dezful, and Abadan in 2010, and sampled
768 urban and rural elders. Findings have mentioned that
social participation is low. It has significant relationship
with burgess, high literacy, ethnicity, living with
children, feminine, growth of welfare, having chronic
disease of respiratory disorder, social alienation, cost of
participation, reduction in benefits of participation, growth
of their child’s income

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