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Factors Influencing the Successful Aging of Iranian Old Adult Women

Nazila Javadi Pashaki 1 , 2 , Farahnaz Mohammadi 3 , Fateme Jafaraghaee 2 and Neda Mehrdad 4 , 5 , *
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1 Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Social Determinants of Health (SDH) Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences (GUMS), Rasht, IR Iran
3 Department of Gerontology and Nursing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences (USWR), Tehran, IR Iran
4 Elderly Health Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Population Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
5 Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinical Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: July 01, 2015, 17 (7); e22451
  • Published Online: July 22, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: August 1, 2014
  • Revised: September 1, 2014
  • Accepted: September 28, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/ircmj.22451v2

To Cite: Javadi Pashaki N, Mohammadi F, Jafaraghaee F, Mehrdad N. Factors Influencing the Successful Aging of Iranian Old Adult Women, Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2015 ; 17(7):e22451. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.22451v2.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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