Challenges, transitions, and healthy aging: Introduction to the special issue

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Nursing
Department Nursing College of
Creator Caserta, Michael
Title Challenges, transitions, and healthy aging: Introduction to the special issue
Date 2012-01-01
Description Rowe and Kahn's (1987) seminal piece in the Journal, Science, and the work driven by the MacArthur Foundation that followed (Rowe & Kahn, 1997, 1998) arguably signaled a paradigm shift in how we think about aging and health. Rather than a purely biomedical view of aging and health, Rowe and Kahn postulated a broader perspective suggesting that in addition to the avoidance of disease and disability (and risk factors that predispose one to such consequences), "successful" aging also entails maintaining a high level of function, and being actively engaged with life through social connectedness and productive activity. Healthy aging, therefore, is best viewed contextually, involving an interplay of personal (including behavioral and attitudinal as well as genetic), environmental, social and cultural factors (House, 2002; Sallis, Owen, & Fisher, 2008; Vaillant, 2002; Vaillant & Mukamal, 2001).
Type Text
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Volume 2
Issue 1
First Page 1
Last Page 5
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Caserta, M. (2012). Challenges, transitions, and healthy aging: Introduction to the special issue, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2(1), 1-5.
Rights Management (c) Wiley-Blackwell The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com
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Date Created 2014-05-19
Date Modified 2014-05-19
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x5k09
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