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Promoting spiritual support and improving the safety of mosque structures in accordance with the needs of the elderly : A study of action research
Leila Sadeghmoghadam *, Masoumeh Amiridelui, Najmeh Ebrahimi, Hassan Sadeghinasab, Javad Fani, Ali akbar Yaghobi
gonabada medical univercity
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Introduction: Mosques are one of the religious places where attending this place can meet the psychological needs of the elderly spiritually and religiously. Also, social participation is one of the things that can be effective in improving their quality of life and satisfaction. This study was conducted with the aim of promoting spiritual support and improving the safety of the structure of mosques in accordance with the conditions of the elderly as an action research study.
 Method: The present study is a two-cycle report of an action research study by coglan and Koglan (2002) method with the mutual cooperation of stakeholders. In order to get the initial data and the list of problems from the checklist, the physical structure of the mosque was checked and the information was completed by interviewing the elderly people praying in the mosque (Mosalla) of Gonabad. In different stages of the cycles, which included planning, implementation and evaluation and repeating the stages in two cycles, it was done with the participation of all members involved in the project.
 Findings: The findings of the study showed that the mosque building in the entrances, stairs, ramps, ablutions, toilets and other parts need to be repaired and rebuilt in accordance with the conditions of the elderly and able-bodied people, which in 2 cycles of action The research succeeded in making corrections related to the entrance parts, doors and stairs, and no structural measures were taken for the corrections related to other parts, including toilets, except for the sanitary corrections. 2 The action research cycle was fully implemented. And evaluation was done after the corrections. Conclusion: The amendments made based on the action research method could improve the safety situation of the structure of the mosque (Mosalla) and as a result increase the satisfaction of the elderly. Action research can identify problems and provide solutions to promote spiritual support and improve the safety of mosque structures and thus the satisfaction of the elderly.
Keywords: spirituality, support, comfort, place of worship, elderly
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2021/06/24 | Accepted: 2021/07/24 | Published: 2021/08/1
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Research code: A-10-1293-3
Ethics code: IR.GMU.REC.1398.105


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sadeghmoghadam L, amiridelui M, ebrahimi N, sadeghinasab H, fani J, yaghobi A A. Promoting spiritual support and improving the safety of mosque structures in accordance with the needs of the elderly : A study of action research. 3. 2021; 1
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