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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1619-1626

Strategies to promote hope and spirituality in the elderly: Anarrative review


1 Assistant Professor, Geriatric Nursing Department, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Nasibeh Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, Sari, IR Iran
2 PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychiatric Nurse, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute, Department of Psychiatry, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, IR Iran
3 Biostatistics Department, Faculty of Health, Health Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
4 Master Student of Geriatric Nursing, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Nasibeh Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, Sari, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Afsaneh Oladzad Abbasabadi
Master Student of Geriatric Nursing, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Nasibeh Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, Sari, Iran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ATMPH.ATMPH_552_17

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Introduction: Aging is a period of life travel experiences during which elderly people are subjected to potential threats, such as increased risk of chronic diseases, loneliness and isolation, and lack of social support. In some cases, their individual independence is also threatened due to physical and mental disabilities. These factors may result in decreased quality of life and put their physical and mental health at risk. Beneficial effects of positive components (e.g., optimism, hope and spirituality) on physical and mental health has been confirmed in various studies. Methods: The purpose of this study is to review the strategies to promote hope and Spirituality among the elderly people. Available databases were assayed using appropriate keywords, both in Persian and English, during 2000-2016. 78 articles were obtained and finally 46 articles relevant to our desired objectives were selected and analyzed. Similar studies were excluded at the discretion of the author, or merged together as far as possible. Conclusion: Strategies were proposed to promote spirituality and hope among the elderly people.


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