Record number :
2048105
Title of article :
A study of elderly life experiences as potential conditions for reducing risk factors of chronic diseases
Author/Authors :
عابدي ، حيدرعلي نويسنده , , لعلي، مريم نويسنده Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran. Lali, Mryam , كيوانيان، شميم نويسنده Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran Keyvanniya, Shamim , نيكبخت، اكرم نويسنده FooladShahr Branch, Payame Noor University, Isfahan, Iran Nikbakht, Akram
Issue Information :
فصلنامه با شماره پیاپی 0 سال 2014
Pages :
9
From page :
56
To page :
64
Abstract :
Abstract Introduction: The human life span has different phases, the final stage of which is old age, is not itself a disease, but elderly people are more liable to chronic illnesses than young people. Many chronic diseases affect all aspects of the elderly life and this indicates the need for the continuous or periodic changes in the physical, occupational and social activities. This research aimed to study the elderly life experiences as potential conditions for reducing risk factors of chronic diseases. Materials & Methods: This study applied phenomenology method. The purposive sampling was conducted among those elderly came to the parks to spend their spare time and they interviewed deeply. The data was analyzed through Colaizzi method. Results: The interviews were analyzed and the related concepts were extracted as the initial codes that were classified in to 5 themes including: leisure time, spending time, freshness, peace of mind and memories. Conclusion: Of primary concern are age-associated changes and the presence of multiple chronic diseases. Moreover, the healthy life style in an ageing period requires increasing the expertise and attention of all chairmen and planners especially in the public education field. This study showed that everyday activities of the elderly are a stroll in the park to help the m to prevent chronic diseases. Keywords: Leisure time, Stroll in the park, Freshness, Peace of mind, Chronic diseases.
Journal title :
Jundishapur Journal of Chronic Disease Care
Journal title :
Jundishapur Journal of Chronic Disease Care
Serial Year :
2014
Link To Document :
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