Aging Research - Methodological Issues

  • Carmen García-Peña
  • Luis Miguel Gutiérrez-Robledo
  • Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda, Carmen García-Peña, Victoria E. Arango-Lopera, Luis Miguel Gutiérrez-Robledo
    Pages 1-7
  3. Ruben Fossion, Leonardo Zapata-Fonseca
    Pages 9-25
  4. Eunice López-Muñoz
    Pages 27-38
  5. Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda, Lorena Jocabed Rocha-Balcázar
    Pages 39-46
  6. Teresa Juárez-Cedillo, Edgar Jarillo-Soto, Sergio Sánchez-García, Carmen García-Peña
    Pages 47-58
  7. Sergio Sánchez-García, Erika Heredia-Ponce, Luis Pablo Cruz-Hervert, Ángel Cárdenas-Bahena, Laura Bárbara Velázquez-Olmedo, Carmen García-Peña
    Pages 59-67
  8. Carmen García-Peña, Claudia Espinel-Bermúdez, Laura del Pilar Torres-Arreola, Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda, Luis Miguel Gutiérrez-Robledo
    Pages 69-83
  9. Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda, Carmen García-Peña, Victoria E. Arango-Lopera, Elisa Zengarini, Luis Miguel Gutiérrez-Robledo
    Pages 85-93
  10. Elías Vargas-Amezcua
    Pages 95-107
  11. Miguel Ángel Villasís-Keever, Mario Enrique Rendón-Macías
    Pages 109-120
  12. Jesús Favela, Luis A. Castro
    Pages 121-135
  13. Elizabeth Caro-López
    Pages 137-146
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 147-149

About this book


This book reviews classical epidemiological and clinical research studies, with a focus on aging. Chapters cover methodological topics like the scientific method, ethics, and the consequences of certain exclusion criteria, and the work includes a look at clinical concepts like multimorbidity, frailty and functionality. The authors reveal the issues and challenges for researchers of age and aging, and also consider the translation of scientific knowledge, from basic to clinical, and from clinical to public policies of social and health care.  

The focus on aging is what gives this book its valuable perspective on research methodology. All authors have considerable experience in aging, geriatrics or gerontology, and each chapter includes both a theoretical framework and practical examples of studies in aging. Readers will discover study designs that are reviewed for basic structure, main flaws and advantages, and are analyzed for specific conditions and variables regarding aging.

This text is suited to both health care professionals caring for older adults, and researchers who are new to research in aging. It is relevant across the disciplines, including medicine, psychology, social sciences and dentistry, and it supports learning with graphs and figures.


Aging Research Geriatrics Multimorbidity Research Methodology Research studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Carmen García-Peña
    • 1
  • Luis Miguel Gutiérrez-Robledo
    • 2
  • Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda
    • 3
  1. 1.Health Policy Research Dept., Health Research DivisionChildren’s Hospital of Mexico “Federico Gómez"Mexico CityMexico
  2. 2.National Institute of GeriatricsMexico CityMexico
  3. 3.Geriatric Epidemiology Research DepartmentNational Institute of GeriatricsMexico CityMexico

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