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Kaldi A, Akbari Kamrani A A, Foroghan M. (2005). Physical, Social & Mental Problems of Elderly in District 13 of Tehran. refahj. 4(14), 233-249.
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This research was conducted to distinguish the physical, social and mental problems of elderly in Tehran. The method of this study is based on survey research. Data was collected by questionnaire, from residents of district 13 in Tehran. To do so, random sampling has been used to select a sample of 300 persons who come to elderly cultural center. Hafezieh center and Piroozee park in district 13 in Tehran. Data was analysed by SPSS. According to this research, from 300 people, aged 60 and over (52 percent women), 32.3 percent of the sample were illiterate, and 3 percent were single. 55 percent of the respondents had economic problems. 25.6 percent had difficulties doing activities of daily living. 21 percent expressed dissatisfaction with their current living condition. 27.3 percent did not have medical insurance. 24 percent of the respondents had moral and emotional problems, such as depression, anxiety, boredom and need for counseling . The elderly people in Tehran, particularly women face multiple problems, regarding economic, physical, social, mental and emotional. These problems influence the quality of life of the elderly people. This study shows that a more accurate social welfare program for elderly is of essence to provide better and fulfilling life

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Received: 2015/08/26 | Accepted: 2015/08/26 | Published: 2015/08/26

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