Ageing well: quality of life in old age

Bowling, Ann (2005) Ageing well: quality of life in old age. Maidenhead, U.K. : Open University Press. 273p. (Growing Older) ISBN 9780335215096

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Abstract

Exploring concepts of quality of life in older age in the theoretical literature and presenting the views of a national sample of people aged 65+, this book presents both quantitative and qualitative findings. What is quality of life? What is quality of life in older age? How can quality of life in older age be improved? This book explores concepts of quality of life in older age in the theoretical literature and presents the views of a national sample of people aged sixty- five years or older. It offers a broad overview of the quality of life experienced by older people in Britain using a number of wide ranging indicators, including: Health, Hobbies and interests, Home and neighbourhood, Income, Independence, Psychological wellbeing, and Social and family relationships. The result is a fascinating book enlivened by rich data - both quantitative and qualitative - drawn from detailed surveys and interviews with almost a thousand older people. Ageing Well is key reading for students, academics, practitioners and policy makers who are concerned with the research and practice that will help to improve quality of life for older people.

Item Type: Book
Physical Location: This item is held in stock at Kingston University Library.
Research Area: Allied health professions and studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences (until 2013)
Depositing User: Susan Miles
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2010 12:11
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2010 12:38
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/17187

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