Definitions of successful ageing: a brief review of a multidimensional concept

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Urtamo , A , Jyväkorpi , S & Strandberg , T 2019 , ' Definitions of successful ageing: a brief review of a multidimensional concept ' , Acta biomedica , vol. 90 , no. 2 , pp. 359-363 . https://doi.org/10.23750/abm.v90i2.8376

Title: Definitions of successful ageing: a brief review of a multidimensional concept
Author: Urtamo, Annele; Jyväkorpi, Satu; Strandberg, Timo
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care
University of Helsinki, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care
University of Helsinki, HUS Internal Medicine and Rehabilitation
Date: 2019-05-23
Language: eng
Number of pages: 5
Belongs to series: Acta biomedica
ISSN: 2531-6745
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/312443
Abstract: Successful ageing has become an important concept to describe the quality of ageing. It is a multidimensional concept, and the main focus is how to expand functional years in a later life span. The concept has developed from a biomedical approach to a wider understanding of social and psychological adaptation processes in later life. However, a standard definition of successful ageing remains unclear and various operational definitions of concept have been used in various studies. In this review we will describe some definitions and operational indicators of successful ageing with a multidimensional approach.
Subject: 3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
healthy ageing
quality of life
FUNCTIONALITY
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