The impact of Ecotourism on quality of life of elderly orientation | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


The impact of Ecotourism on quality of life of elderly orientation

Author(s):Mohsen, Ezzati, Zhaleh Refahi and Abbas Qeltash

This study aimed to assess the impact of ecotourism on quality of life and the life orientation of the elderly people. The method was a quasi-experimental study with pretest-posttest control group, respectively. 32 retired seniors of Retirement Center in Shiraz departments with the lowest score in the studied variables were chosen as sample and randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Data collection tools were life quality questionnaire of sf-36 and life orientation questionnaire of Antonovsky. Test group experienced an ecotourism program including a oneday entertainment program for 16 sessions across natural areas with beautiful and scapes. Analysis of the results showed that ecotourism puts a significant impact on improving the score of life quality and orientation of the elderly and this difference was the same between men and women samples.

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