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Feyz 2019, 23(2): 192-200 Back to browse issues page
Marital satisfaction and its effective factors in elderly people of Kashan city in 2015
Fatemeh sadat Izadi-avanji * , Hamidreza Gilasi , Ali Hajibagheri , Alireza Yazdani
Trauma Nursing Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Science, I. R. Iran. , FS.IZADI@GMAIL.COM
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Background: Marital satisfaction is one of the determining factors of life satisfaction in the elderly people, which is itself influenced by many factors. This study aimed to assess the marital satisfaction and its relative factors in the elderly people in Kashan city.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 400 elderly people whom were covered by health centers in Kashan city. Sampling method was a multi-stage sampling. Demographic and Persian Enrich questionnaire were used to collect the data. Data were analyzed using Chi-square, Fisher's test, Pearson correlation and model of logistic regression.
Results: The mean score of marital satisfaction in elderly people was 107.89±12.3. The mean scores in subscales of sexual satisfaction, communication, conflict resolution, and idealistic distortion were 31.82±5.48, 30.3±4.32, 29.29±4.9, and 16.39±1.3, respectively. In univariate analysis, the level of education, income, home ownership, re-marriage, physical problem, and marriage duration had a significant relationship with marital satisfaction (P<0.05) but variables of age, gender, occupation, smoking, number of children and polypharmacy had no significant relationship with marital satisfaction (P>0.05). Multivariate analysis showed that income home ownership, re-marriage and physical problem were predictors of marital satisfaction (P<0.05). These factors explained 18% of variance.
Conclusion: According to the results of this study, marital satisfaction was moderate in the elderly people. Therefore, to improve marital satisfaction of elderly people attention should be paid to predictive factors such as income, home ownership, re-marriage and physical problem.
Keywords: Marital satisfaction, Related factors, Elderly people
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2018/05/7 | Accepted: 2019/02/26 | Published: 2019/06/10
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