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ERIC Number: EJ811978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0714-9808
Quality of Life in the Nursing Home: Perspectives of Younger and Older Residents
Watt, Ashli; Konnert, Candace
Canadian Journal on Aging, v26 n4 p403-410 Win 2007
Adults aged 65 and younger make up a significant proportion of nursing-home residents. To date, however, there is no research examining their quality of life (QOL), including how their perceptions of QOL compare to those of older nursing-home residents. This study used a multidimensional approach to (a) assess the QOL of younger nursing-home residents and its relationship to health, social support, and leisure activities; and (b) compare the QOLs of younger and older residents. The sample consisted of 43 younger residents (M = 53.7 years) and 38 older residents (M = 79.92 years). Results indicate that there were no age differences in QOL, suggesting the need for a broad conceptualization of QOL in the nursing-home population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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