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IJPN 2017, 5(3): 15-21 Back to browse issues page
Prediction of Death Anxiety of Elderly Based on Mindfulness and Irrational Beliefs
Hamidreza samadifard , Mohammad narimani
MSc Student University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran , hrsamadifard@ymail.com
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Introduction: One of the important areas of health in the elderly is its psychological aspect, requiring special attention and prevention of disorders such as anxiety in them. Death anxiety as an abnormal fear of death undermines effective compatibility. The present study was conducted to predict death anxiety of the elderly based on mindfulness and irrational beliefs.
Methods: The statistical population of this descriptive and correlative study included all the male elderly over 60 years in Ardabil in 2016, of whom 110 persons were selected as the statistical sample using the convenience sampling. To collect data, the mindfulness scale (MASS), irrational belief scale (IBT-A), and death anxiety scale (DAS) were used. The data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression methods with SPSS software version 23.
Results: The study results showed a significant relationship between mindfulness and irrational beliefs with death anxiety. Additionally, multiple regression analysis showed that mindfulness (-0.35) and irrational beliefs (0.29) could significantly predict death anxiety of the elderly (P < 0.05).
Conclusions: It can be concluded that mindfulness and irrational beliefs are considered among the predicting variables related to death anxiety.

 
Keywords: Death Anxiety, Elderly, Mindfulness, Irrational Beliefs
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/05/15 | Accepted: 2017/07/31 | Published: 2017/08/7
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DOI: 10.21859/ijpn-05033


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samadifard H, narimani M. Prediction of Death Anxiety of Elderly Based on Mindfulness and Irrational Beliefs. IJPN. 2017; 5 (3) :15-21
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Volume 5, Number 3 (July-August 2017) Back to browse issues page
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