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Taraghi Z, Ghasemnejhad M, Zakizadeh M, Hesamzadeh A, mohammadpour tahamtan R A. Comparison of the Effect of Peer and Family-Based Training on the Quality of Life of Rural Diabetic Elderly. Health Educ Health Promot. 2021; 9 (3) :1000-0
URL: http://hehp.modares.ac.ir/article-5-49733-en.html
1- PhD. Associate Professor, Diabetes Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran. , ztarair@yahoo.com
2- Diabetes Research Center , Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
3- Diabetes Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
4- Department of Biostatistics, Health Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
Abstract:   (99 Views)
Aims: Training has an important role in improving quality of life. The current study aims comparing the effect of peer and family-based training on the quality of life of rural diabetic elderly.
Methods: In  this quasi-experimental study which conducted in 2020, 30 elderly people referring to Shahid Abad village health center in Babol , northern Iran, were randomly assigned to peer group (N=15)  and family-based training group(N=15). The intervention in both groups consisted of 6 sessions of 30 to 60 minutes for 6 weeks. Quality of life was assessed using the LEIPAD QOL questionnaire before, immediately and two months after the intervention. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 21.0. , Fisher test, Independent t-test, Paired t-test and MANCOVA.
Findings: Before intervention,   the mean of quality of life in the peer group was 61.35 ±16.49 and the family-based training group was 53.18 ± 6.98 and there was no significantly difference (P = 0.147). According to paired t-test, changes in quality of life score in family-based training group was significant in two time periods (before intervention to two months after intervention (P = 0.048)), immediately after intervention to two months after intervention (P =0.036), but was not significant in the peer training group.
Conclusion: : Family-based training was effective on quality of life of rural diabetic elderly, in two time periods. Further studies are recommended.
     
Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Health Education and Health Behavior
Received: 2021/01/31 | Accepted: 2021/04/13 | Published: 2021/07/4

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