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Department of Physical Education, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran
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Depression is one of the most common mental disorders, and is one of the illnesses imposing a lot of expenses on health care system in terms of illness weight. With regards to increasing growth of depression, the present study aims at Evaluation of the rate and mental health among the elderly athletes and non-athletes. Research method is descriptive of ex post facto type in terms of applied objective, which is done as a field study. In this research, the statistical population includes all elderly in Ardabil City, counting up to 284 elderlies. Due to boundlessness of the size of the population, indefinite population sampling method was used, and random sample of athletic and non-athletic elderly was examined. General health questionnaire (GHQ) was used for data collection, and to measure depression, Beck test was used. Moreover, for data collection, descriptive statistic method (scale abundance and scale deviance table) and cognitive statistics (T test) were analyzed by SPSS19 software. Results showed that there is a meaningful difference between athletic and non-athletic elderly in terms of depression score (p<0.05), so that depression score among non-athletic elderly was more than athletes, and non-athletic elderly were closer to illness score
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2021/12/27 | Accepted: 2021/12/31

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