2006

The Many Faces of Health, Competence and Well-Being in Old Age

Integrating Epidemiological, Psychological and Social Perspectives

ISBN: 978-1-4020-4137-2 (Print) 978-1-4020-4138-9 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. FOCUSING ON SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH—CONTRIBUTIONS TO HEALTH, COMPETENCE, AND WELL-BEING IN OLD AGE

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      INTRODUCTION: THE PERSON–ENVIRONMENT PERSPECTIVE IN AGEING RESEARCH

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      Pages 7-24

      THE ROLE OF THE HOME ENVIRONMENT IN MIDDLE AND LATE ADULTHOOD

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      Pages 25-32

      COMMENTARY: A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME: BUT CAN IT BECOME ONE?

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      Pages 33-45

      OUTDOOR MOBILITY IN LATE LIFE: PERSONS, ENVIRONMENTS AND SOCIETY

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      Pages 47-52

      COMMENTARY: MOBILITY—A KEY TO UNDERSTANDING AND IMPROVING TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR SENIORS AND OTHERS

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      Pages 53-64

      AGE-RELATED LOSS IN VISION: A CASE TO LEARN ABOUT AGEING IN CONTEXT

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      Pages 65-70

      COMMENTARY: AGE-RELATED LOSS IN VISION: A CASE TO LEARN ABOUT AGING IN CONTEXT

  2. FOCUSING ON PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH—CONTRIBUTIONS TO HEALTH, COMPETENCE, AND WELL-BEING IN OLD AGE

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      Pages 73-79

      INTRODUCTION: DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVES IN THE SECOND HALF OF LIFE

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      Pages 81-92

      THE INFLUENCE OF MARITAL SUPPORT ON MARITAL SATISFACTION: ARE THERE AGE AND GENDER DIFFERENCES?

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      Pages 93-98

      COMMENTARY: CHANGED GENDER ROLES AND THEIR IMPACT ON MARITAL SUPPORT AND SATISFACTION

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      Pages 99-113

      STRESSFUL LIFE EVENTS, PROTECTIVE FACTORS AND DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS IN MIDDLE ADULTHOOD

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      Pages 115-118

      COMMENTARY: STRESSFUL LIFE EVENTS AND DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS: THE PARADIGM SHIFT

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      Pages 119-129

      PREDICTORS OF WELL-BEING IN VERY OLD AGE

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      Pages 131-134

      COMMENTARY: WELL-BEING IN VERY OLD AGE: OLD AND NEW ISSUES

  3. FOCUSING ON EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RESEARCH—CONTRIBUTION TO HEALTH, COMPETENCE, AND WELL-BEING

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      Pages 137-138

      INTRODUCTION: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES IN AGEING RESEARCH

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      Pages 139-151

      CANCER AMONG OLDER ADULTS: INCIDENCE, PROGNOSIS AND NEW AVENUES OF PREVENTION

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      Pages 153-158

      COMMENTARY: CANCER IN THE ELDERLY: PREVENTION AND BETTER CARE NEEDED

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      Pages 159-168

      CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES AMONG OLDER ADULTS: INCIDENCE, PROGNOSIS AND NEW AVENUES FOR PREVENTION

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      Pages 169-174

      COMMENTARY: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES AMONG OLDER ADULTS: INCIDENCE, PROGNOSIS AND NEW AVENUES FOR PREVENTION

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      Pages 175-188

      MEDICAL CARE FOR NURSING HOME RESIDENTS: NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT

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