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Iran J Health Educ Health Promot 2021, 9(2): 187-200 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of Transportation Infrastructure and Urban Space of Tehran based on The Indicators of Age Friendly
Fatemeh Estebsari , Zahra Rahimi Khalifeh Kandi * , Maliheh Nasiri , Marjan Moradi Fath , Farank Karimi Yeganeh , Davoud Mostafaei
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Background and Objective: The Age Friendly City has been proposed by the World Health Organization to achieve Active Aging. The aim of this study was to evaluation of transportation infrastructure and urban space of Tehran city based on the indicators of Age Friendly City.

Materials and Methods: The present cross-sectional study examined the views of 418 elderly residents of Tehran on the indicators of the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly City in terms of Outdoor Spaces and Buildings, Housing, Transportation and Community Support and Health Services in 1398. Data were collected using Age-Friendly City questionnaire of the WHO.

Results: Findings showed that the outdoor spaces and buildings indicator mean= 39.70 (the item of access to mosques and religious places has the highest mean (3.84), the housing indicator) mean= 7.80 (the item of proportion of the elderly house with its needs has the highest mean (3.15), the transportation indicator (mean =34.80) the item of existence of bus route to key destinations in the city and public centers with the highest mean (3.42) and the health services indicator (mean= 22.80) the item of access to elderly health insurance services has the highest mean (2.70).

Conclusion: Considering the situation of the health services indicator compared to other indicators it can be said that the city of Tehran has not had favorable conditions in this indicator. Therefore, it is suggested that due to the upward trend of the country's elderly population, health policy makers and urban planners should consider improving the quality of health services indicators for the elderly in Tehran as a priority.
 
Keywords: Age Friendly City, Outdoor Spaces and Buildings, Transportation, Housing, Community Support and Health Services
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Health Education & Health Promotion
Received: 2021/01/1 | Accepted: 2021/05/9
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Estebsari F, Rahimi Khalifeh Kandi Z, Nasiri M, Moradi Fath M, Karimi Yeganeh F, Mostafaei D. Evaluation of Transportation Infrastructure and Urban Space of Tehran based on The Indicators of Age Friendly. Iran J Health Educ Health Promot. 2021; 9 (2) :187-200
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