A survey of the age-friendly indicators of Kashan city, Iran in 2022

Document Type : Original Article


Trauma Nursing Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran


Objectives: This study aimed to assess the age-friendly indicators in Kashan City, Iran in 2022.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in four districts of Kashan City, Iran. Researchers randomly selected 80 locations and used a specific checklist for observation. Data analysis was performed using descriptive statistics.
Results: Outdoor buildings and offices scored a mean of 8.95±2.25 out of 20 (range 5-14, 95% CI: 8-10.05), indicating an average condition. Urban roads and transportation scored 6.10±2.34 out of 20 (range 5-10, 95% CI: 5.8-7.0), also showing an average condition. Parks and public spaces received a score of 7.57±1.5 out of 16 (range 6-11, 95% CI: 6.8–8.1), reflecting an average condition. Religious places scored 10.09±2.6 out of 12 (range 7-11, 95% CI: 9.2–10.3), indicating a good condition.
Conclusion: The majority of outdoor buildings and offices, urban roads and transportation, as well as recreational and religious spaces in Kashan City do not meet the necessary standards for an age-friendly environment. These findings highlight areas that require improvement to enhance the health, activity, and quality of life for the elderly population.


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