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1- School of Nursing and Midwifery School, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.
2- School of Nursing and Midwifery School, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran. , f.moafi.sbmu@gmail.com
Abstract:   (1151 Views)
Background Due to the increasing life expectancy and the elderly population, attention to general health status and marital satisfaction can provide an opportunity to improve the life conditions of the elderly.
Objective The purpose of this study was to determine general health as a predictor of marital satisfaction in elderly couples.
Methods This cross-sectional descriptive study was performed on 110 elderly couples living in Qazvin. Two-stage cluster sampling was used. Demographic, general health and marital satisfaction questionnaire were used to collect data. Descriptive statistics and multivariate regression were used for data analysis.
Findings In this study 110 elderly women with a mean age of 62.70± 6.54 years and 110 elderly men with a mean age of 67.64 ± 6.98 years participated. The mean marital satisfaction of the elderly was 109.72 ± 12.58. Multivariate analysis showed that gender, age, marriage age, physical symptoms, anxiety and insomnia, social dysfunction and depression significantly predicted marital satisfaction (P≥0.05).
Conclusion The results showed that different dimensions of general health such as physical symptoms, anxiety and insomnia, social dysfunction and depression can affect marital satisfaction of elderly couples. Therefore, interventions in these areas and promotion of general health can increase marital satisfaction and subsequently quality of life in the elderly.
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing & Midwifery

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