Ageing, living conditions and quality of life international seminar in Oslo, Oct. 18-19, 1982 ; 25th anniversary of the Norwegian Institute of Gerontology.

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Published by Norsk gerontologisk institutt in [Oslo] .

Written in English

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  • Older people -- Congresses,
  • Aging -- Congresses

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Includes bibliographies.

Book details

SeriesReport / Norsk gerontologisk institutt -- 5/1983, Report (Norsk gerontologisk institutt) -- 5/1983
ContributionsNorsk gerontologisk institutt
LC ClassificationsHQ1060 A447 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 198 p. --
Number of Pages198
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18763907M

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We discuss cutting-edge surveys that are being adopted by all countries in the European community as a standardized Quality of Life and Living Conditions in the. Normal ageing is characterised by a decrease in bone and muscle mass and an increase in adiposity [ 43, 44 ]. A decline in muscle mass and a reduction in muscle strength lead to risk of fractures, frailty, reduction in the quality of life and loss of independence [ 45 ].Cited by: 3.

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This study focuses on the influence of objective living conditions on the life satisfaction of older Europeans living alone from a gender and cross-national perspective. The data were drawn from the first wave of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), which includes a single-item question for life satisfaction and a.

The percentage of older adults is higher in rural areas than in the rest of the United States. 1 Although a sharp increase in adults 65 years and older is expected in living conditions and quality of life book US population as a whole, rural areas are going to see the greatest surge in this age group.

2 Many rural counties are becoming naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs), or geographically defined communities with a. Quality of life has become increasingly important as an outcome in medical research. The influence of health status is often emphasised, but other dimensions are important.

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Other important factors include the nature and quality of close relationships, cultural influences. This book explores concepts of quality of life in older age in the theoretical literature and presents the views of a national sample of people aged sixty- five years or older.

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Quality of life increases from 50 years (CASP‐19 score ) to peak at 68 years (CASP‐19 score ). From there it gradually starts to decline, reaching the same level as at 50 years by 86 years. Besides common descriptive data, information on health-related quality of life, dependence in personal and instrumental activities of daily living (P-ADL and I-ADL), and objective housing accessibility was gathered with the aid of a self-administered questionnaire, interviews, and an observation instrument.

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