2015, Volume 8, Issue Spec Iss 3, pp 195 – 198

Old age satisfaction regarding geriatric home services in Erbil city


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Authors and Affiliations

Correspondence to: on Abdulla Karim, BScN, MScN, PhD candidate in Nursing, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, International Campus (TUMS-IC), Tehran, Iran, Ministry of Health, Kurdistan Region, Erbil/ Iraq, Phone: +9647504497296, +989145214619, E-mail: muafabdulla82@yahoo.com, abdullahkarim@razi.tums.ac.ir


Background and objectives: Life satisfaction is a vital imaginary situation in the psychosocial investigation of aging. Life pleasure is a multi-rule issue that relies on many objective and subjective components. In this research, the achievements are based on socio-demographic characteristics and old age satisfaction toward services in Geriatric home.

Methods: It is a cross-sectional study which had been conducted in Geriatric home service in Erbil city during the period from 27/6/2014 to 4/2/2015. A questionnaire was made including sections for demographic characteristics, satisfaction with living conditions utilizing a face-to-face interview format. 25 males and females of old ages were interviewed. Each interview was used as the method of data collection.

Results: Twenty-five old aged persons participated in this research in the geriatric home center in Erbil governorate. The greater part of them were males; age group was 52-70 years and single. The average duration of staying was of 1-6 years (68%). Many of them did not own friends outside the geriatric home and could not get in touch with their family.

Conclusion: Interventions must be organized to raise living satisfaction between old persons. Appropriate old age plans including important answers to the difficulties of the aged people are important to make them feel the element of culture.


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PMC ID: 5348939
PubMed ID: 28316690

Article Publishing Date (print): 2015
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ISSN Printing: 1844-122X
ISSN Online: 1844-3117
Journal Title: Journal of Medicine and Life

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