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International Journal of Aging & Human Development

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29871512/self-perceived-age-convergence-across-contexts-and-future-directions
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Julie Hicks Patrick, Abigail Nehrkorn-Bailey, Amy Knepple Carney
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737195/illness-representations-of-multiple-chronic-conditions-and-self-management-behaviors-in-older-adults-a-pilot-study
#2
Allison R Heid, Rachel Pruchno, Maureen Wilson-Genderson
This article explores the intraindividual variability in illness representations of people with multiple chronic conditions and examines how representations of hypertension and arthritis are associated with self-management. Intraclass correlations determined the proportion of within-person variability in illness representations including Timeline, Consequences, Personal Control, and Timeline-Cyclical for 25 adults aged 64 and older. Within-person consistency across illnesses was present for Timeline and Timeline-Cyclical, but variability across illnesses in Personal Control and Consequences...
July 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859489/role-of-sex-socioeconomic-status-and-emotional-support-in-predicting-aging-perception-among-older-adults
#3
Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh, Hamid Sharif Nia, Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Seyedeh Zahra Hosseinigolafshani, Fatemeh Mohammadi, Sonia Oveisi, Kelly A Allen
Self-perception is found to be a central predictive factor in experiencing successful aging. The aim of this study was to explore the role of sex, socioeconomic status, and emotional support in elders' aging perception. A cross-sectional design was used with 300 older aged participants recruited from 23 clinics and health centers in Qazvin, Iran. Data were collected included questions to elicit demographic information and Barker's aging perception questionnaire. Exploratory multiple linear regression showed that the level of emotional support (β: -12...
July 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817946/subjective-meanings-and-identification-with-middle-age
#4
Pnina Dolberg, Liat Ayalon
The "middle-age" life period has not been researched extensively and lacks a theoretical conceptualization. The present study explores subjective experiences of members of this age-group. This is a qualitative research, based on in-depth interviews and thematic analysis, which looks into the life stories of 25 Israeli residents aged 48-64 years. The results indicate that the definition of middle age is not clear-cut, and some participants regard their age negatively. Yet, participants report that this period is characterized by a relief of tasks, broader choice opportunity, a sense of liberation, peace of mind, experience, self-awareness, and self-acceptance...
July 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748709/aging-perceptions-in-older-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-portugal-a-qualitative-study
#5
Henrique Pereira, Juan Pedro Serrano, Brian de Vries, Graça Esgalhado, Rosa Marina Afonso, Samuel Monteiro
Aims and Objectives The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions toward aging among Portuguese gay and bisexual men over 60 years old. Background Despite the growth of the older population, and the increased visibility and acceptance of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in Western countries, the experience of aging in older gay and bisexual men is only beginning to be understood. Design We used a qualitative research methodology, based on critical gerontology, for establishing research questions and to identify the perspectives on the aging process in older gay and bisexual individuals...
July 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718299/felt-age-desired-and-expected-lifetime-in-the-context-of-health-well-being-and-successful-aging
#6
Neala Ambrosi-Randić, Marina Nekić, Ivana Tucak Junaković
This study examines the interrelations of three different aspects of the subjective age: felt, desired and expected, as well as their relations with the chronological age (CA), health, and psychological well-being variables. Four hundred and twenty-three community-dwelling Croatian adults, aged 60-95 years, participated in the study. All three subjective age measures significantly correlated with the CA. Self-rated health were better predictors of the subjective age compared to the psychological variables. Among psychological variables, successful aging was the only significant predictor of the felt and expected age, while optimism showed to be the only significant predictor of the desired age...
July 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048212/living-too-long-exploring-attitudes-toward-reaching-100-years-old
#7
Oscar Ribeiro, Sofia Canedo, Margarida Cerqueira, Ana Nascimento, Laetitia Teixeira
Objective This study analyses the relationship between pro- and anti-longevity attitudes, attitudes toward centenarians, and the wish to reach 100 years of age in a sample of community dwelling older adults. Methods Participants ( N = 137) completed a questionnaire on attitudes toward life-extension and an aging semantic differential using centenarians as an attitudinal target. Sociodemographic information, perceived health status, and information on knowing a centenarian were also obtained. A cluster analysis was used to identify subgroups (leaning anti-longevity group vs...
June 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990394/striving-for-positive-aging-among-chinese-older-people-effects-of-life-stress-and-control-beliefs-in-a-longitudinal-study
#8
Luo Lu, Shu-Fang Kao
We examined effects of life stress and control beliefs on a constellation of subjective indicators of well-being for older people, including meaning in life, happiness, peace of mind, and positive aging perception. The Chinese cultural background provided the sociocultural milieu for the present study. In a longitudinal study, 301 older Chinese adults completed a questionnaire survey twice, 6 months apart. Regression analyses found that stress caused by major life-changing events (acute) and financial hardship (chronic) were consistent negative predictors of all well-being indicators...
June 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905636/the-role-of-leisure-activities-in-the-relationship-between-marital-transition-in-later-midlife-and-psychological-well-being-trajectories
#9
Yi-Han Hu, Ching-Ju Chiu, Jen D Wong, Dai-Chan Lin, Linda A Wray
This study examined the levels and rates of changes in psychological well-being for middle-aged adults of different statuses or marital transitions. The moderating effects of different leisure activities were also tested. Longitudinal data on 1,270 persons aged 50 to 65 years at baseline from the Taiwan longitudinal study on aging were analyzed. Adults who were stably unmarried or unpartnered reported worse mental health at baseline, but their psychological well-being improved over time. The trajectory of depressive symptoms fluctuated markedly in adults who became widowed during our observation period...
June 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814109/older-adults-in-rural-appalachia-preference-and-expectations-for-future-care
#10
Raven H Weaver, Karen A Roberto, Rosemary Blieszner
Little is known about how rural-dwelling older adults anticipate and plan for future care needs. Using a mixed-method explanatory design, structural equation modeling ( n = 535) revealed significant associations between concerns about using services on preference for type of help; preference was associated with likelihood of using future services. Content analysis of interview data from 19 older adults who needed but were not receiving help revealed how they conceptualize their need for assistance and anticipated future care arrangements...
June 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789561/age-differences-in-stress-and-coping-problem-focused-strategies-mediate-the-relationship-between-age-and-positive-affect
#11
Yiwei Chen, Yisheng Peng, Huanzhen Xu, William H O'Brien
The present study examined the different types of stressors experienced by adults of different ages, their coping strategies, and positive/negative affect. A mediation hypothesis of coping strategies was tested on the relationships between age and positive/negative affect. One-hundred and ninety-six community-dwelling adults (age range 18-89 years) reported the most stressful situation they experienced in the past month and coping strategies. Levels of positive and negative affect in the past month were also measured...
June 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537132/correlates-of-the-attitude-toward-life-sustaining-treatment-a-study-with-older-adults-in-south-korea
#12
Yuri Jang, Soo Young Kim, Sujie Chang
The goal of the present study was to examine factors associated with the attitude toward life-sustaining treatment among older adults in South Korea. Focus was given to sociodemographic characteristics (age, gender, education, financial status, and religious affiliation), family-related variables (presence of a spouse, children, and a living parent [or in-law]), and health-related variables (chronic conditions, functional disability, and self-rated health). Using data from 6,895 participants (aged 65-97) in the 2014 Korean National Elderly Survey, logistic regression model was tested...
June 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214831/exploring-individual-family-and-extrafamilial-factors-associated-with-depression-among-elderly-residents-of-care-settings
#13
Yi-Chen Hsiao, Chun-Yuan Chen
This study investigated simultaneously the associations among individual, family, and extrafamilial factors and depression among elderly residents of care settings in Taiwan. The data for this study were obtained from the Vulnerability and Social Exclusion among Different Groups of Disadvantaged Elderly in an Aging Society: Phenomena and Strategies (1/2) project, which was conducted in Taipei City and Taipei County in 2007. We applied multiple regression procedures to a sample of 327 residents of care settings (48...
April 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859488/psychometric-properties-of-the-persian-adaptation-of-mini-cog-test-in-iranian-older-adults
#14
Mohammad Rezaei, Vahid Rashedi, Gohar Lotfi, Peymaneh Shirinbayan, Mahshid Foroughan
The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Mini-Cog in Iranian older adults. It was a cross-sectional study; 50 older people with dementia and 50 without dementia who matched for age, gender, and education entered the study. The diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders criteria for dementia were used as gold standard. A battery of scales included the abbreviated mental test score (AMTS), the Geriatric Depression Scale, and the Mini-Cog was performed. Validity and reliability of the Mini-Cog determined using the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient (Pearson's r), Cronbach's alpha, and Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve analysis...
April 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718294/impact-of-social-integration-and-living-arrangements-on-korean-older-adults-depression-a-moderation-model
#15
Youjung Lee, Kyeonghee Jang, Naorah C Lockhart
Depression among older adults is a challenging public health concern in Korea. Using panel data from the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs on Korean older adults and their family caregivers, this study explores significant predictors of depression among Korean older adults as well as the moderating effect of living arrangements on the association between social integration and depression. A multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that preexisting depression was the most significant predictor of Korean older adults' current depression, followed by health status and family support...
April 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413885/understanding-latino-grandparents-raising-grandchildren-through-a-bioecological-lens
#16
Angela Nancy Mendoza, Christine A Fruhauf, Kimberly Bundy-Fazioli, Joyce Weil
The purpose of this article is to provide a summary of the published research addressing the challenges and strengths of Latino grandparents raising grandchildren in the United States. Using the bioecological framework as a guide to organize and understand the published literature addressing Latino grandparent caregivers, we examined refereed articles published over the past 19 years. This framework provides a lens for understanding and situating research on Latino grandparents raising grandchildren to discover Latino grandparents' strengths and challenges...
April 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351155/the-creative-benefits-scale-connecting-generativity-to-life-satisfaction
#17
Carolyn E Adams-Price, Danielle K Nadorff, Linda W Morse, Katherine T Davis, Melanie A Stearns
Long-term participation in creative activities has benefits for middle-aged and older people that may improve their adaptation to later life. We first investigated the factor structure of the Creative Benefits Scale and then used it to construct a model to help explain the connection between generativity and life satisfaction in adults who participated in creative hobbies. Participants included 546 adults between the ages of 40 and 88 (Mean = 58.30 years) who completed measures of life satisfaction, generativity, and the Creative Benefits Scale with its factors of Identity, Calming, Spirituality, and Recognition...
April 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214830/religiosity-the-practices-of-religions-and-the-perception-of-older-people-among-muslims-and-buddhists-in-thailand
#18
Sumana Leelavanichkul, Aphichat Chamratrithirong, Aree Jampaklay, Rossarin Gray
We examined the effects of religiosity and the practices of religions among the Buddhists and Muslims aged 20 to 79 in Thailand on maintaining positive attitudes toward older people. Factor and multiple regression analyses are applied, using data from the 2011 National Survey on Conditions of Society and Culture. The measures of perception of older people are Social Value and Personal Value. Religiosity is measured by the self-assessment of religious strictness and one's own practices according to the religious principles...
March 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214825/effects-of-pride-and-regret-on-geriatric-depression-a-cross-cultural-study-with-mixed-methods-approaches
#19
Othelia E Lee, Seungah Ryu
Pride and regret are self-conscious emotions that develop later in life and become a source of emotional struggle. This cross-cultural study examined the effect of the content and intensity of self-conscious emotions on Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) scores. Among a convenience sample of 234 older adults (130 in the United States and 104 in South Korea), the contents and intensities of both life regrets and pride were examined. Although a greater variety of regrets was cited by Americans, overall Korean respondents reported higher intensity of regret...
March 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214821/-at-first-i-couldn-t-catch-my-breath-process-and-strategies-for-managing-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#20
M Rebecca Genoe, Chantelle Zimmer
In this article, we describe the process and strategies that study participants living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in central Canada utilized to manage and live well with their illness and its associated symptoms. Drawing on interpretive phenomenology, we interviewed eight participants three times, followed by a member checking focus group and individual interviews. We analyzed interview transcripts using detailed line by line analysis. Our findings suggest participants engaged in a challenging process of recognizing that changes had occurred and then coming to terms with these changes by acknowledging the severity of their condition and the resulting limitations...
March 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
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