The Dimensions of Community-based Programs in Kahrizak (According to Anderson's Health Behavior Model)

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, University of Tehran

2 Assistant Professor, University of Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences

3 Department of Social Sciences, University of Tehran

Abstract

The older population in the world especially in Iran is growing. According to census the number of individuals aged is approaching5/07 million In 2006 the nation is bracing for the aging of baby boom generation in 20 next year, which will swell the 65 and older population to10 million By 2020 and 26 million by 2050. (Iran census, 2006) this population trends ported increased demand for health care. This study examined community-based programs dimensions that performed in Kahrizak (Iran). The method was survey. The data were collected by questionnaire. 50 older adults that participated in these programs due to old age were interviewed. The data were analyzed by SPSS 11. For the theoretical framework we used Anderson health behavior model. The results showed that according this model financial factors; income, housing, receiving financial help and health insurance help older adults to use community-based programs. 62 percent of participants evaluated the programs good and they reported good mental and physical status. Because there is a bit literature in theoretical and practical field of that in Iran the study suggested more research about this subject in future.

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