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Aghanuri A, Mahmoudi M, Asadi M, Mortaji F, Salehi H, Djafarian K. Quality of life and its relationship with quality of diet among elderly people in urban areas of Markazi province, Iran. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2013; 15 (9) :1-11
URL: http://amuj.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-1632-en.html
Prosessor Assistant Tehran University of Medical Sciences , kdjafarian@sina.tums.ac.ir
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Background: In recent years, changes in the composition of Iranian population into aged population have increased the need for more information about the quality of life (QOL) of this group. Proper planning for this age group for increasing their quality of life depends on the identification of factors associated with QOL. The aim of the current study was to assess the quality of life and its relationship with the quality of diet in elderly people aged 60 years and more living in the urban areas of Markazi province. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out on 165 elderly people in the urban areas of Markazi Province in 2010. Data obtained via general and QOL (SF-36) questionnaires and three 24-hour recalls on food. The quality of diet was measured using Healthy Eating index. Results: The means of total SF-36, physical and mental components scores were 55.66, 51.32 and 57.30, respectively. Additionally, the average overall healthy eating index score was 82.83. The results showed that the total, physical, and mental components of SF-36 scores in the elderly were positively associated with the healthy eating index but not significantly (P=0.2). QOL and diet scores were significantly associated with age, sex, education, previous employment, income, leisure activities, exercise, insurance, smoking, present disease, and drug consumption (P<0.05). Conclusion: The results showed that the QOL in the elderly was not related to their quality of diet.
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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Nutrition
Received: 2012/04/13 | Accepted: 2012/08/1

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