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kor A, muosavi S, reza masouleh S, behnam puor N. Assessment of the correlation between lifestyle and quality of sleep in elderly who ‎referred to retirement center in RASHT, ‎‏2007‏. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2007; 17 (2) :15-22
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Introduction: Survey about the issues and problems related to elderly in order to improve ‎their quality of life of this increasing population has become a universal concern. Even though ‎aging is a natural process but many effective factors such as life style, rest and sleep pattern, ‎stresses and confronting them can affect this process. Identifying the effective factors is ‎necessary for improving elderly quality of life.‎

Objective: This study aims to determine the relationship between life style and quality of ‎sleep in elderly who refer to retirement center.‎

 Results: Research findings showed a significant relation between life style and quality of ‎sleep in samples in ages ‎‏65-70‏‎(P<‎‏0.033‏‎), more than ‎‏70‏‎ years old (P<‎‏0.001‏‎), males (P<‎‏0.012‏‎), ‎females(P<‎‏0.007‏‎), married samples(P<‎‏0.014‏‎), unmarried samples (P<‎‏0.019‏‎), education less ‎than diploma(P<‎‏0.001‏‎), samples without a second occupation(P<‎‏0.02‏‎), less than ‎‏4‏‎ family ‎members(P<‎‏0.001‏‎). Personal housing (P<‎‏0.004‏‎), separate bedroom (P<‎‏0.01‏‎), retired from ‎social security (p<‎‏0.008‏‎), retired from medical universities (P<‎‏0.06‏‎) and presence of pain ‎‎(P<‎‏0.003‏‎) and pain during day (P<‎‏0.012‏‎).‎ Conclusions: In attention to above findings, it can be concluded that elderly can improve ‎their quality of sleep by changing and correcting their behavioral factors such as diet, activity ‎and rest, smoking and …‎

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Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/17 | Accepted: 2014/08/17 | Published: 2014/08/17

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