Self-perception of aging and vulnerability to adverse outcomes at the age of 65-70 years.

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serval:BIB_F09A03B33839
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
Self-perception of aging and vulnerability to adverse outcomes at the age of 65-70 years.
Journal
Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Author(s)
Moser Charlotte, Spagnoli Jacques, Santos-Eggimann Brigitte
ISSN
1758-5368 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1079-5014
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
66
Number
6
Pages
675-680
Language
english
Abstract
OBJECTIVES. This study examines the relationship between self-perception of aging and vulnerability to adverse outcomes in adults aged 65-70 years using data from a cohort of 1,422 participants in Lausanne, Switzerland. METHODS: A positive or negative score of perception of aging was established using the Attitudes Toward Own Aging subscale including 5 items of the Philadelphia Geriatric Center Morale Scale. Falls, hospitalizations, and difficulties in basic and instrumental activities of daily living (ADL) collected in the first 3 years of follow-up were considered adverse outcomes. The relationship between perception and outcomes were evaluated using multiple logistic regression models adjusting for chronic medical conditions, depressive feelings, living arrangement, and socioeconomic characteristics. RESULTS: The strongest associations of self-perception of aging with outcomes were observed for basic and instrumental ADL. Associations with falls and hospitalizations were not constant but could be explained by health characteristics. CONCLUSIONS: A negative self-perception of aging is an indicator of risk for future disability in ADL. Factors such as a low-economic status, living alone, multiple chronic medical conditions, and depressive feelings contribute to a negative self-perception of aging but do not explain the relationship with incident activities of daily living disability.
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Web of science
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