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Background & Objectives: Today increased life expectancy and lower fertility rates have increased elderly population. Around the world, old age people are faced with several chronic diseases including hypertension which is the most important public health problem in many countries. With ready to the challenges of the new century, for having better life quality, we study the quality of elderly people life to take the best decisions on basis of the results obtained. The purpose of this study is evaluating the quality of life in elderly patients with hypertension (hypertensive elderly patients).
Materials & Methods: This study was a cross-sectional study of life quality in 60 elderly patients with hypertension who referred to health centers in Mashhad and they were eligible for the study in 1393, using a standard questionnaire SF-36 and data analyze with statistical software SPSS 18.
Results: The mean age of the elderly persons was 66.78±4.01. Demographic variables on quality of life and quality of life among elderly men and women found a statistically significant association (p>0.05). The life quality of elderly persons was moderate (50.13±15.5).
Conclusion: Since the quality of life can easily be threatened at this age level, it is significantly important to consider those potential factors that may affect the quality of the life of the elderly. Thus proper planning for increasing the health quality of the elderly is highly advisable.