Effect of Group Interaction on Quality of Life in elder adults referring to Jahandidegan center in Shiraz, Iran
|Iran Jahanbin, Fariba Ghodsbin*, Nazila Bagherzade and Mohamad Hosien Kave|
|Department of Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz, University of Medical Science, Shiraz, Iran|
|Corresponding Author :||Fariba Ghodsbin
Department of Community Health Nursing
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz
University of Medical Science, Shiraz, Iran
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received July 12, 2012; Accepted September 24, 2012; Published September 26, 2012|
|Citation: Jahanbin I, Ghodsbin F, Bagherzade N, Kave MH (2012) Effect of Group Interaction on Quality of Life in elder adults referring to Jahandidegan center in Shiraz, Iran. J Gerontol Geriat Res 1:110. doi:10.4172/2167-7182.1000110|
|Copyright: © 2012 Jahanbin I, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Background: The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of group interaction on life quality among elderly people attending a day centre in Shiraz, Iran.
Methods: A sample of 90 people aged 55-75 years participated in the study. The General Health Questionnaire was primarily administered to the elderly and scores lower than 23 were selected for the study. Then they were divided into 2 groups, Experimental and control, and completed the SF26 questionnaire. The Experimental group was divided into 5 sub groups, attending 8 weekly sessions on different aspects of healthy lifestyle. After the completion of the sessions SF-26 Questionnaire was completed by only the experimental group and after 3 months by both groups.
Results: The score of QOL of the experimental group was significantly higher than the control group (P<0.007) 3 months after the intervention.
Conclusion: Group interaction had a positive effect on QOL, especially on social communication end psychological dimensions.