Effect of telenursing on aging perception of Iranian older adults

Sadeghmoghadam, L and Ahmadi Babadi, S and Delshad Noghabi, A and Nazari, S and Farhadi, A (2019) Effect of telenursing on aging perception of Iranian older adults. Educational Gerontology, 45 (7). pp. 476-482. ISSN 03601277

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Background and purpose: The perception of aging is one of the independent predictors of functional disability and mortality in the aged ones, this study was conducted to compare the follow-up of a training program with the use of two in-person and telenursing methods on the perception of aging of the elderly, covered by the comprehensive health centers in Ahvaz city. Materials and Methods: This quasi-experimental study involved systematic random sampling conducted on 60 elderly persons (aged 60–75 years) who were referred to in Ahvaz. A training program was conducted for all elderly persons for 3 weeks (three sessions per week), which was accompanied with 2 months of six follow-ups for the telephonic follow-up group (Tele-nursing), and two follow-ups for in-person follow-up group. The data were collected with the use of demographic form, Abbreviated Mental Test (AMT), and The Brief Aging Perceptions Questionnaire (B-APQ). Elderly completed the questionnaire at the beginning of the study and 8 weeks later. The data were subsequently analyzed with SPSS software; and P values less than 0.05 were considered significant. Results: Based on the results, the mean score of perception of aging increased in the study groups after the intervention. This increase was statistically significant only in the intervention group. Discussion and Conclusion: The telephonic follow-up was more effective on Increasing the perception of aging compared with the in-person follow-up. Therefore, using this method is recommended for the elderly.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WT Geriatrics . Chronic Diseases
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery
Depositing User: خدیجه شبانکاره
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2020 06:31
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2020 06:31
URI: http://eprints.bpums.ac.ir/id/eprint/9212

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