Successful Aging and Adaptation with Chronic Diseases

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  • Leonard W. Poon PhD, DPhil
  • Sarah H. Gueldner DSN, RN, FAAN, FGSA, FNAP, FAGHE
  • Betsy M. Sprouse PhD

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For many people growing old means facing one or more chronic diseases. Successful Aging and Adaptation with Chronic Diseases reviews, coalesces, and expands what we know about how older adults successfully experience the aging process and how they feel about and live with chronic illnesses.

Questions considered include: How do older adults approach and deal with everyday-life when affected by multiple health problems? What kind of impact do they feel diseases have on their successful aging? How do existent models and theories of coping address these issues?

Presenting research funded by the AARP Andrus Foundation, this book brings together contributions by originators in the field, including Robert Kahn and Ann Whall. This volume is sure to be a seminal reference point for future research.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 06, 2003
  • Page Count 272
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826119759
  • EISBN 9780826119766

Table of Contents 

  1. Self-Rated Successful Aging, William J. Strawbridge and Margaret I. Wallhagen
  2. Successful Aging and Reciprocity among Older Adults in Assisted Living Settings, William Rakowski, Melissa A. Clark, Susan C. Miller and Katherine
  3. Successful Aging: Intended and Unintended Consequences of a Concept, Robert L. Kahn
  4. Health Expectancy: An Indicator of Successful Aging and a Measure of the Impact of Chronic Disease and Disability, Eileen M. Crimmins, Jung Ki Kim, and Aaron Hagedorn
  5. Risk and Protective Factors for Physical Functioning in Older Adults with and without Chronic Conditions: MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging, Teresa Seeman and Xinguang Chen
  6. Health Expectancy, Risk Factors, and Physical Functioning, Janice Penrod and Peter Martin
  7. Coping with Comorbidity, Leonard W. Poon, Lynn Basford, Clare Dowzer, and Andrew Booth
  8. Coping with Specific Chronic Health Conditions, Lynn Basford, Leonard W. Poon, Clare Dowzer, and Andrew Booth
  9. Managing Multiple Chronic Health Conditions in Everyday Life, Janice Penrod, Sarah H. Gueldner, and Leonard W. Poon
  10. Coping with Multiple Chronic Health Conditions, Peter Martin
  11. Metanarratives Surrounding Successful Aging: The Medium Is the Message, Ann L. Whall and Frank D. Hicks