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3 2015, 2(2): 23-0 Back to browse issues page
The Relationship between religion with general health and socioeconomic agents in the bobol city elderly people
afsaneh bakhtiari, mohammadhadi yadollahpur, saber ghorbannejad *
medical student babol medical university
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Background and objective: Prior studies indicated relations between psychic and physical health and religion. Some studies express the relations between religious direction and general health, but some others contradict this relation. the role of religion in geriatrics health has been studied lesser. Last studies did lesser investigation about the relation between demographic particulars and geriatrics religious direction. Our goal in this investigation is to consider the role of religious direction (internal or external) in geriatrics general health and socioeconomic agents in babol.

Methods: This descriptive-analytic research has been studied by cross sectional method on 316 people in babol aged 60 years and higher. Materials was Alport rel4igious orientation scale, general health questionnaire (GHQ) and socioeconomic specifications form.

Findings: there is meaning relations between external direction and GHQ (P< 0.02) and its subgroups such as physical dimension (P<0.01), anxiety (P<0.01), social dimension (P<0.01) and depression (P<0.02). But there wasn’t any relations between internal direction and GHQ. Geriatrics with minimum one disease, illiterates and villager has higher internal religious direction (P<0.001).

Conclusion: external direction has been exceed in citizen and literate aged people. religion has prevention effect opposite problems and injuries. because the external religion direction decrease general health, physical and social functioning and increase anxiety and depression indications. Therefore religion aspects shall emphasize in geriatrics health training. Also in psychic hygiene training it is necessary to respect internal religious direction trainings in aged people spiritual protections.

Keywords: geriatrics, internal religion, external religion, general health
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bakhtiari A, yadollahpur M, ghorbannejad S. The Relationship between religion with general health and socioeconomic agents in the bobol city elderly people. 3. 2015; 2 (2) :23-0
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