Volume 12, Issue 2 (9-2009)                   AMUJ 2009, 12(2): 51-59 | Back to browse issues page

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Baraz S, Rostami M, Farzianpor F, Rasekh A. Effect of Orem Self Care Model on ederies' quality of life in health care centers of Masjed Solaiman in 2007-2008 . AMUJ. 2009; 12 (2) :51-59
URL: http://amuj.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-119-en.html
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Background: The most important determinant factor in elder’s quality of life is healthy. Since health can be declined by aging, in health promotion consider an effective model of care can be vey important. We surveyed the effect of Orem Self Care Model on quality of life (QOL) of elderly in Masjed Solaiman. Methods and Materials: This is a pre and post quasi-experimental study was carried out on 349 elderly clients which were selected from 11 health care centers in Masjed Solaiman in 2007-2008. Orem Self Care program was performed during a 3 months in days that the clients came to health care centers. Data were gathered by a short form questionnaire (SF36) before and after the intervention and was analyzed by descriptive statistics and paired t-test. Results: Results showed a significant increase in mean scores of different dominations of QOL including health, physical performance, physical role- performance, emotional role- performance, social performance, body pain, power and energy, general health perception, and overall mean of QOL. Paired t-test showed a significant difference (p<0.001) between all of dominations of the quality of life. Conclusion: Performing Orem Self Care educational program had a positive influence on improving QOL of elderly.
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Received: 2008/12/6

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