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Assessment of care needs of the elderly living in Kermanshah province in 2020

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(2021) Assessment of care needs of the elderly living in Kermanshah province in 2020. Medical Science. pp. 1955-1962. ISSN 2321-7359

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Introduction: The elderly often has complex and unknown needs that we have not yet been able to fully recognize in accordance with international standards in the country. Therefore, the present study tries to identify the types of care needs of the elderly living in the villages. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed on 312 elderly people over 60 years old without any problems in cognitive status (such as Alzheimer's) living in 16 villages of Hamil district of Kermanshah province in 2020. Data were collected by a questionnaire consisting of two parts: demographic and needs assessment based on Cumberwell standard tool (CANE) and analyzed using SPSS software. Results: studies showed that 33 of the elderly had exercise, 67.3 had an underlying disease, 32 had a history of surgery and 13.1 had smoking. According to the main findings of the study, the elderly had unmet needs that ranged from highest to lowest, including: benefits (37.3), money and budgeting (30.8), location (20.8), nutrition (17.9), sight / hearing (15.4), daily activities (11.2), physical health (10.6), Home maintenance (8.3), mobility (7.1), information (6.7), intimate communication (6.1) and personal care (4.2). Conclusion: Due to the greater need for care of the elderly, it is recommended to provide more support in all aspects at the national level and the support and attention of their relatives and families to these people.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Elderly social support psychological needs Research & Experimental Medicine
Page Range: pp. 1955-1962
Journal or Publication Title: Medical Science
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 25
Number: 114
ISSN: 2321-7359
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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