Aging and Quality of Life

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  • Ronald P. Abeles PhD
  • Helen Gift PhD
  • Marcia G. Ory PhD, MPH

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In this timely and important work, expert gerontologists review what has been learned about the aged and the process of aging and link this knowledge to interventions for improving the quality of life.

This volume highlights the development of preventive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative interventions designed to assist older people maintain their independence and quality of life. In addition to the editors, chapter authors include Robert N. Butler, Matilda White Riley, Carroll Estes, and a foreword by James O. Mason.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 12, 1994
  • Page Count 392
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826184306
  • EISBN 9780826197931

Table of Contents 

    Foreword, James O. Mason, MD, DrPH
    Introduction: Aging and Quality of Life-Celebrating New Discoveries, Marcia G. Ory, PhD, MPH, Donna M. Cox, PhD, Helen C. Gift, PhD, and Ronald P. Abeles, PhD
    Part I: Background Perspectives
  1. Historical Perspective on Aging and Quality of Life, Robert N. Butler, MD
  2. Conceptualizing and Measuring Quality of Life in Older Populations, Anita L. Stewart, PhD, and Abby C. King, PhD

  3. Part II: Life Styles and Quality of Life
  4. Behavioral and Social Factors in Healthy Aging, George A. Kaplan, PhD, and William J. Strawbridge, PhD
  5. Disability in Late Life, Lois M. Verbrugge, PhD, MPH
  6. Self-Care and Quality of Life in Old Age, Gordon H. DeFriese, PhD, Thomas R. Konrad, PhD, Alison Woomert, PhD, Jean E. Kincade Norburn, PhD, and Shulamit Bernard, RN, MS

  7. Part III: Physical Health, Quality of Life, and Aging
  8. Rehabilitation in Old Age, T. Franklin Williams, MD
  9. Psychosocial Status in Cancer Patients, Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD
  10. Biopsychosocial Risks for Cardiovascular Disease in Spouse Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease, Peter P. Vitaliano, PhD, Cynthia M. Dougherty, PhD, RN, and Ilene C. Siegler, PhD, MPH

  11. Part IV: Older People and Their Environments
  12. Social Support: Content, Causes, and Consequences, Robert L. Kahn, PhD
  13. Aging Well and Institutional Living: A Paradox?, Margret M. Baltes, PhD
  14. Human Factors and Aging: The Operator-Task Dynamic, Robin A. Barr, DPhil
  15. Maintaining a Sense of Control in Later Life, Margie E. Lachman, PhD, Mauri A. Ziff, MA, and Avron Spiro III, PhD

  16. Part V: Social Structures, Quality of Life, and Aging
  17. The Challenging Structure of Work Opportunities: Toward an Age- Integrated Society, Matilda White Riley, DSc, and Karyn A. Loscocco, PhD
  18. Socioeconomic Status and Health over the Life Course, Stephanie A. Robert, MSW, and James S. House, PhD
  19. New Directions in Socioeconomic Research on Aging, James P. Smith, PhD
  20. Minority and Socioeconomic Status: Impact on Quality of Life in Aging, H. Asuman Kiyak, PhD, and Nancy R. Hooyman, MSW, PhD

  21. Part VI: Policy Implications
  22. Public Policy and Long-Term Care, Carroll L. Estes, PhD, and Liz Close, MS
  23. Changing the Social Environment to Promote Health, Lennart Levi, MD, and Donna M. Cox, PhD
  24. Exploring the Future of Health Care for Older People, Robert H. Binstock, PhD, Dennis W. Jahnigen, MD, and Stephen G. Post, PhD

  25. Index