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ERIC Number: EJ884987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Coping Strategies of Iranian Elderly Women: A Qualitative Study
Bagheri-Nesami, Masoumeh; Rafii, Forough; Oskouie, Seyede Fatemeh H.
Educational Gerontology, v36 n7 p573-591 2010
Successful aging is a process through which older people actively deal with their age-related changes. This study, as a part of more extensive research, explored and describes coping strategies used by Iranian elderly women in response to age-related changes. Grounded theory was used as method. Nineteen participates were recruited. The participants used problem-focused (problem solving, spending leisure time, confrontation) and emotion-focused (self-control, distancing, praying, avoidance, and escape) strategies to manage age-related changes and to keep themselves away from harm. Policy makers, nurses, and other health care providers can use the findings for developmental, educational, and preventive purposes. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran