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Mohaqeqi Kamal H, Sajadi H, Zare H, Beiglarian A. Elderly quality of life: A comparison between pensioners of Social Security Organization and National Retirement Fund (Qom County, 2006). jha. 2007; 10 (27) :49-56
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-73-en.html

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 Introduction: Quality of life is considered as a component of individual's subjective well- being. This means more emphasis on social policy and on reforms in social goals aimed to make productive life for the elders. One way for improving quality of life is using a variety of social and welfare supports. The purpose of the present study was to investigate and compare pensioner quality of life between pensioners of Social Security Organization and National Retirement Fund in Qom County, Iran.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study 150 aged pensioners (75 people from Social Security Organization and 75 people from National Retirement Fund) who were randomly selected were enrolled to compare their quality of life each other. As tools for collecting data, demographic check list, and LEIPAD elderly quality of life questionnaire were used. Statistical analyses performed by SPSS. T-test, one way ANOVA, and Pearson correlation coefficient were used to data analysis.

Results: We found no statistically significant association between two groups in terms of total quality of life (P= 0.103). There were no significant differences between groups in all dimensions of quality of life except subjective and mental function (P = 0.005). There was significant statistical correlation between elderly quality of life and their age, marital status, educational status and sex (P < 0.05) but not between quality of life and their housing and income (P > 0.05).

Conclusion: In this study, we found no any statistically significant difference between pensioners' quality of life in terms of organization type.

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Received: 2008/05/25

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