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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Successful aging definition in a sample of older adults
Author: Cupertino, APFB
Rosa, FHM
Ribeiro, PCC
Abstract: The process of, aging is defined is a multidimensional process (Baltes c Baltes, 1990). Rowe and Kahn (1998) present three indicators of successful aging: low risk of disease and disease-related disabilities; high level of mental and physical functions and all active life style. Based oil these presumptions, this article presents a research that examined the definition of successful aging from a sample of older adults, seeking to identify the multiple dimensions perceived by them. The sample consisted of 501 older adults between 60 to 93 years old (M=72,65; SD= 8,08). Content analysis of their answers to what successful aging means identified 29 possible categories. The most cited definitions for successful aging were: physical health, social health and emotional health. On the other hand, the least cited answers were: a fife of, work; aging its a pathological process and Specific activities for Older adults. In conclusion, this study confirmed the presumptions of heterogeneity and multidimensionality of aging, by observing the various definitions from older adults.
Subject: successful aging
qualitative analysis
Country: Brasil
Editor: Univ Federal Rio Grande Sul
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0102-79722007000100011
Date Issue: 2007
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