Mental health of older people and social capital

Mohsen Shoja, Shahnaz Rimaz, Mohsen Asadi-Lari, Seyed abbas bagheri yazdi, Mahmood reza govhari
2013 Payesh  
Objective (s): To assess mental health and its relationship with social capital in older people.Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of older people aged over 60 living in Tehran, district 9. The sample was selected by multistage random sampling. To assess mental health and social capital the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) and the Urban HEART Questionnaire were used, respectively.Results: In all 320 older adults were studied. There was relationship between mental health and
more » ... l trust, social cohesion, and social support while mental health and social trust and collective relations did not show significant association. Conclusion: The findings suggest that there is a mutual relationship between mental health and social capital.
doaj:6de25ad2c02a47139d0d87050555c04c fatcat:tslt4ywgcvhjvj5omaane5tzbm