OLDER PEOPLE LEVEL OF RELIGIOUS ATTITUDE AND AFFECTING FACTORS: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY FROM IRAN

Sadat Hosseiny, Raziye. and Aslani, Yousef. and Alijanpoor Aghamaleki, Masoome. and Rafiei, Hossein. and Javanbakhtian Ghahfarokhi, Rahele. (2016) OLDER PEOPLE LEVEL OF RELIGIOUS ATTITUDE AND AFFECTING FACTORS: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY FROM IRAN. International Journal of Novel Research in Healthcare and Nursing, 3 (2).

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Abstract

Abstract: Background & Aim: Spiritual aspect of health in older people is very important issue. Although religious attitude have a positive effect in person’s life, however study about religious attitude among elderly have been largely unexamined. In present study we examined level of religious attitude among Iranian older people. Methods: This cross sectional descriptive study conducted between Aprils to July 2015 in Shahrekord, South west of Iran. Using random sampling, 308 people older than 60 year that admitted in Shahrekord hospitals were invited to participate in the study. The data were collected, using a questionnaire with items relating to demographic data and Religious Attitude Scale Questionnaire. The Religious Attitude Scale Questionnaire is a 40-item inventory where each item is scored using a five-point Likert scale. Religious attitude score was calculated between 40 and 200. Those who gained 40 to 84 had low religious attitude and a score of 166 to 200 indicated a high religious attitude. Results: All participants were Muslim. The mean ages of participant were 72.49±8.81. The mean score of religious attitude were 140.68±30.14. Of 308 people who participate in present study, 212 (68.8%) showed high religious attitude and the rest showed low religious attitude. Participants age, marital status and living type affect their level of religious attitude significantly (P<0.05). Conclusion: According to finding of present study, most Iranian older people have high level of religious attitude. Further study in this regards recommended specially among older people with different culture and religious belief.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spirituality, older people, religious attitude, affecting factors, Iran
Subjects: WA Public Health
WM Psychiatry
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 07:35
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 07:47
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6078

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