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Cheraghi P, Sadri M, Moradi L, Cheraghi Z. The assessment of health-related needs in the older adults: a systematic review. Health Educ Health Promot 2023; 11 (1) :1001-1012
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Aims: The increase in the elderly population over the past years has increased the need to pay more attention to health-related needs in this vulnerable population subgroup. This study was designed and implemented for health-related need assessment of the elderly under the systematic review.
Methods: In this study, the international databases, including Web of Sciences, Medline, Scopus, and ProQuest, were searched up to Agues 2021. The following keywords were used to design the search strategy: (aged OR aging OR "older adults" OR "older people" OR "older person" OR elderly) AND (need OR "needs assessment" OR "health-related needs" OR" health need assessment").
Findings: In this review total sample size was 10780 subjects. The mean (SD) age was 73.7±8.2 years. Six main areas of health-related needs were identified during this study as follows: 1) physical needs, 2) psychological needs, 3) social needs, 4) environmental needs, 5) health literacy needs, and 6) intelligent assistive technology.
Conclusions: It seems that achieving the goal of successful aging is possible in the framework of health needs assessment and identifying the needs of the older adults in all its dimensions, which include physical health, social well-being, psychological well-being, financial security, and an older adults-friendly environment.
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Article Type: Systematic Review | Subject: Health Promotion Setting
Received: 2022/10/1 | Accepted: 2022/12/19 | Published: 2023/01/30

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