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Alma, Manna A.; Groothoff, Johan W.; Melis-Dankers, Bart J. M.; Suurmeijer, Theo P. B. M.; van der Mei, Sijrike F. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2013
Introduction: The pilot study reported here determined the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary group rehabilitation program, Visually Impaired Elderly Persons Participating (VIPP), on psychosocial functioning. Methods: The single-group pretest-posttest pilot study included 29 persons with visual impairments (aged 55 and older) who were referred…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation, Intervention
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Carragher, Lucia; Golding, Barry – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2015
To date, little attention has been placed on older men (aged 50+ years) as learners, with much of the literature on adult learning concerned with younger age-groups and issues around gender equity directed mainly at women. This article examines the impact of community-based men's sheds on informal and nonformal learning by older men in Ireland. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Adults, Adult Learning
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Fisher, Bonnie S.; Zink, Therese; Regan, Saundra L. – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2011
A clinical sample of 995 community dwelling women aged 55 and older were surveyed by telephone about their experience with psychological/emotional, control, threat, physical, and sexual abuse. Nearly half of the women experienced at least one type of abuse since turning 55. Sizable proportions were victims of repeated abuse, and many experienced…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Females, Older Adults, Violence
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Lo, Sally Wai Sze; Chair, Sek Ying; Lee, Iris Fung Kam – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: The objective of this study was to assess knowledge of metabolic syndrome (MS) among Chinese adults and provide directions for designing healthcare promotion schemes for improving MS awareness in the community. Design: The study adopted a cross-sectional design and a convenience sampling method. Method: Chinese adults aged 18-65 years…
Descriptors: Health Education, Foreign Countries, Adults, Health Promotion
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Jones, Cindy; Moyle, Wendy – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Expression of sexuality by older people, particularly those with dementia, can be challenging and confronting for aged-care staff. Education on this topic is often a low priority area for aged-care organizations, and there appears to be limited training programs available. Results from our study highlighted the value of an eLearning education…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Dementia
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Patterson, Margaret Becker – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
Despite a highly developed U.S. adult education system, 90% of adults aged 20 years and older considered the least educated did not participate recently in formal or nonformal education. What are nonparticipants' characteristics, learning backgrounds, and skill levels? What predicts their likelihood of "not" participating in recent…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Participation, Individual Characteristics, Probability
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Chen, Li-Kuang – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Participation or active engagement with life is advocated internationally and is the core for successful aging of individuals. Although participating in volunteering has been proven to benefit older adults' health and well-being, men participate less in volunteerism than do women. Experiences are considered the primary resources for adults' growth…
Descriptors: Educational Gerontology, Older Adults, Adult Learning, Volunteers
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Diefenbach, Gretchen J.; Tolin, David F.; Meunier, Suzanne A.; Gilliam, Christina M. – Gerontologist, 2009
Purpose: This study determined the psychometric properties of a variety of anxiety measures administered to older adults receiving home care services. Design and Methods: Data were collected from 66 adults aged 65 years and older who were receiving home care services. Participants completed self-report and clinician-rated measures of anxiety and…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Interrater Reliability, Geriatrics, Psychometrics
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Ownby, Raymond L.; Waldrop-Valverde, Drenna; Taha, Jessica – Educational Gerontology, 2012
Health literacy has emerged as an important factor related to health in older persons. The reason for the link between health literacy and health outcomes is not clear. Possible explanations include common relations among income, education, access to health care, health-promotion behaviors, frequency of reading, and perceptual impairments. In this…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Adult Literacy
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Elosua, Paula – Social Indicators Research, 2011
This article proposes a Thurstonian model in the framework of Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) to assess preferences among quality of life dimensions for the elderly. Data were gathered by a paired comparison design in a sample comprised of 323 people aged from 65 to 94 years old. Five dimensions of quality of life were evaluated: Health,…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Older Adults, Structural Equation Models, Personal Autonomy
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Yahaya, Nurizan; Abdullah, Siti Suhailah; Momtaz, Yadollah Abolfathi; Hamid, Tengku Aizan – Educational Gerontology, 2010
According to the 2000 census report, about 7% of the 1.4 million people 60 years and over in Malaysia live alone. This study investigated socioeconomic factors affecting the quality of life of this vulnerable population. Data from a subsample of the study on Mental Health and Quality of Life of Older Malaysians were used in this paper. About 10%…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Likert Scales, Foreign Countries, Older Adults
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Wohlgenant, Kelly C.; Cates, Sheryl C.; Godwin, Sandria L.; Speller-Henderson, Leslie – Educational Gerontology, 2012
Adults aged 60 or older are more likely than younger adults to experience severe complications or even death as a result of foodborne infections. This study investigated which specific groups of healthcare providers or other caregivers are most receptive to providing food safety information to older adults. Telephone-based focus groups were…
Descriptors: Prevention, Safety, Food Standards, Caregivers
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Wickrama, K. A. S.; Surjadi, Florensia F.; Lorenz, Frederick O.; Conger, Rand D.; O'Neal, Catherine Walker – Family Relations, 2012
Using prospective data from 370 middle-aged husbands and wives during a 12-year period, we investigated the intra-individual and dyadic influence of family economic hardship on the levels of depressive symptoms of husbands and wives over their middle years. The results suggest that family economic hardship during the early middle years contributes…
Descriptors: Evidence, Spouses, Older Adults, Depression (Psychology)
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Hanson, Carl L.; Crandall, Ali; Barnes, Michael D.; Novilla, M. Lelinneth – Health Education & Behavior, 2021
Background: Protection motivation to practice preventive behaviors is necessary for sustained mitigation during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); however, limited research exists on the ecological sources of influence for COVID-19 protection motivation. Aim: To explore sources of influence (family health, media consumption, and loss of work…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Motivation, Prevention
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Azaiza, Faisal; Ron, Pnina; Shoham, Meyrav; Gigini, Ibrahim – Death Studies, 2010
Death and dying anxiety were examined among elderly Arab Muslims in Israel. A total of 145 people aged 60 and over were interviewed using a standardized questionnaire. Nursing home residents reported higher death anxiety than others; women and uneducated participants reported greater levels of fear of death and dying than others. There were no…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Muslims, Death, Arabs
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