نوع مقاله : مقاله های پژوهشی
1 استادیار، گروه پزشکی اجتماعی، دانشکدهی پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
2 دانشجوی پزشکی، کمیتهی تحقیقات دانشجویی، دانشکدهی پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Background: Given the high prevalence of depression in the elderly, as well as the importance of health-related lifestyle in the prevention of aging, this study was designed to compare the health-promoting lifestyle in elderly with depression and healthy elderly.Methods: This was a cross-sectional study on 200 elderly over 60 years of age referred to health care centers in Isfahan City, Iran, during the year 2018. Demographic information, health-promoting lifestyle (Walker and Hill-Polerecky questionnaire), and depression [Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) short form] were recorded and analyzed.Findings: The prevalence of depression among 200 elderly was 59.1%, and the initial analysis showed a significant relationship between marital status, education, and all aspects of health-promotion lifestyle (nutrition, exercise, responsibility for health, stress management, interpersonal support, and self-healing) and depression. However, after adjusting for all factors in multivariate regression analysis, there was significant independent and inverse relationship between the dimensions of stress management [odds ratio (OR) = 0.76; confidence interval (CI): 0.99-0.58) and responsibility (OR = 0.75; CI: 0.90-0.62) and depression in the elderly.Conclusion: Onwards of health-promoting lifestyle, stress management, and health responsibility in elderly with depression is poorer than healthy ones.