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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2020, 20(1): 116-126 Back to browse issues page
Investigating the Relationship between Social Capital and Demographic Characteristics of the Elderly Referred to Tehran Neighborhoods
Mohammad Javad Veisi Miankali , Zinab Dehghan , Hamid Haghani
Department of Geriatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Introduction & objectives: Aging is a period of life that is affected by the deprivation of social activities, lifestyle, and life satisfaction. Social capital plays a key role in the social, economic and health dimensions of individuals. Therefore, this study examines the relationship between social capital and demographic characteristics of the elderly who referred to the houses in the neighborhoods of Tehran in 2018.
Methods: The present study is a cross-sectional, descriptive study. Elderly people aged 60 years and older referring to the neighborhoods of Tehran were selected by a multi-stage sampling method. Data collection tools included the Demographic Information Questionnaire and the Onyx Social Capital Questionnaire. Data were analyzed using spss-21 software and both descriptive and inferential statistics. The significance level of the test was considered p≤0. 05.
Results: The mean score of the elderlychr('39')s social capital was 80/15 ± 14.89. Although the score of womenchr('39')s social capital (81.86) was higher than men. There was no significant statistical relationship between the numerical indicators of social capital and gender.
Conclusion: The results of the study showed that a significant percentage of the elderly have the desired social capital. Therefore, the results of this study can be used to promote the health of the elderly referring to the neighborhood houses with respect to positive aspects of "social capital" and realize of the concept of "healthy and active aging.
Keywords: Social Capital, Elderly, Demographic Characteristics
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Type of Study: article | Subject: پرستاری- مامایی
Received: 2020/01/18 | Accepted: 2020/07/20 | Published: 2020/09/22
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Veisi Miankali M J, Dehghan Z, Haghani H. Investigating the Relationship between Social Capital and Demographic Characteristics of the Elderly Referred to Tehran Neighborhoods. J Ardabil Univ Med Sci. 2020; 20 (1) :116-126
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