Patterns of coping with health losses and successful aging: A longitudinal study of elderly
31st January 2009
An ILC-Israel executive summary of the longitudinal study on on the effects of coping patterns with deterioration in health on successful aging.
One of the major challenges of ageing societies is to reduce the years of living with disabilities by maintaining elders’ health and independency in the later years of life. The purpose of this study was to investigate the part that older people themselves plays in addressing this challenge and achieve successful ageing by examining the effects of various psychosocial resources that people accumulate over the course of their lives and the coping patterns they use, when confronted with decline in health and/or functioning.