Predictors of normal and successful aging among urban-dwelling elderly brazilians

Márcia Lorena Chaves, Ana Luiza Camozzato, Cláudio Laks Eizirik, Jeffrey Kaye

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Abstract

The association of successful aging with demographic, socioeconomic, and medical characteristics in healthy community-dwelling Brazilian individuals aged 60 years and older (N = 345) was investigated. Participants were classified as successful (n = 214, 62%) or normal (n = 131, 38%) agers. Successful agers participated in significantly more leisure activities (34%) than did normal agers (21%). Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that the number of living children was a risk factor, whereas confidants and family income were protective factors for successful aging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)597-602
Number of pages6
JournalJournals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Volume64
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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Leisure Activities
Population Dynamics
Logistic Models
Regression Analysis
family income
regression analysis
logistics
community
Protective Factors

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Brazil
  • Community-dwelling elderly
  • Successful aging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Gerontology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Medicine(all)

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Predictors of normal and successful aging among urban-dwelling elderly brazilians. / Chaves, Márcia Lorena; Camozzato, Ana Luiza; Eizirik, Cláudio Laks; Kaye, Jeffrey.

In: Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, Vol. 64, No. 5, 2009, p. 597-602.

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Chaves, Márcia Lorena ; Camozzato, Ana Luiza ; Eizirik, Cláudio Laks ; Kaye, Jeffrey. / Predictors of normal and successful aging among urban-dwelling elderly brazilians. In: Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 2009 ; Vol. 64, No. 5. pp. 597-602.
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