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Sharifi S, Heidari Z, Bromand S, Binayi N, Keshvari M. The Relationship between Sleep Quality and Quality of Life of Retired Elders. Elderly Health Journal. 2019; 5 (2) :79-83
URL: http://ehj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-134-en.html
Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran , keshvari@med.mui.ac.ir
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Introduction: Survey about the issues and problems related to elderly in order to improve their Quality Of Life (QOL) of this increasing population has become a universal concern. Even though aging is a natural process but many effective factors such as rest and sleep pattern can affect this process. So this study aimed to determine the relationship between sleep quality and QOL of the retried elderly members of Isfahan retirement center
 
Methods: This descriptive-analytic study was done on 192 retired older adults were referred to Isfahan retirement center by simple random sampling. The information collected via demographic variables, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and Elderly Quality of Life Questionnaire (LIPAD). Finally the data analysis by software SPSS 21 and descriptive statistical tests, Pearson correlation coefficient, t-test and ANOVA.
 
Results: The results showed that the mean score of sleep quality in the elderly was 6.63 ± 3.41 (range 0-21), which show their sleep quality were poor. The mean score of their QOL were 61.15 ± 9.97 (range 0-93). In addition there were significant and positive correlations between sleep quality and QOL and its dimensions in the retried elderly (p < 0.05).
 
Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that poor sleep quality in retired elderly people is associated with lack of QOL. Therefore, paying attention to this issue is important in health supporting programs.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/11/27 | Accepted: 2019/11/27 | Published: 2019/12/29

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