Being Active, Engaged, and Healthy: Older Persons' Plans and Wishes to Age Successfully

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Being Active, Engaged, and Healthy : Older Persons' Plans and Wishes to Age Successfully. / Huijg, Johanna M.; van Delden, A. (Lex) E. Q.; van der Ouderaa, Frans J. G.; Westendorp, Rudi G. J.; Slaets, Joris P. J.; Lindenberg, Jolanda.

In: Journals of Gerontology. Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences, Vol. 72, No. 2, 01.03.2017, p. 228-236.

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Huijg, JM, van Delden, ALEQ, van der Ouderaa, FJG, Westendorp, RGJ, Slaets, JPJ & Lindenberg, J 2017, 'Being Active, Engaged, and Healthy: Older Persons' Plans and Wishes to Age Successfully', Journals of Gerontology. Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences, vol. 72, no. 2, pp. 228-236. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbw107

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Huijg, J. M., van Delden, A. L. E. Q., van der Ouderaa, F. J. G., Westendorp, R. G. J., Slaets, J. P. J., & Lindenberg, J. (2017). Being Active, Engaged, and Healthy: Older Persons' Plans and Wishes to Age Successfully. Journals of Gerontology. Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences, 72(2), 228-236. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbw107

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Huijg JM, van Delden ALEQ, van der Ouderaa FJG, Westendorp RGJ, Slaets JPJ, Lindenberg J. Being Active, Engaged, and Healthy: Older Persons' Plans and Wishes to Age Successfully. Journals of Gerontology. Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences. 2017 Mar 1;72(2):228-236. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbw107

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Huijg, Johanna M. ; van Delden, A. (Lex) E. Q. ; van der Ouderaa, Frans J. G. ; Westendorp, Rudi G. J. ; Slaets, Joris P. J. ; Lindenberg, Jolanda. / Being Active, Engaged, and Healthy : Older Persons' Plans and Wishes to Age Successfully. In: Journals of Gerontology. Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences. 2017 ; Vol. 72, No. 2. pp. 228-236.

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abstract = "OBJECTIVES: This study took an emic multidimensional approach on successful aging and examined what older people consider important to age successfully by asking them about their plans and wishes (PWs). Associations between participants' demographics, health status, working life, social contacts, life satisfaction, and their PWs were investigated.METHOD: An online questionnaire was completed by 649 older individuals (55-90 years). Conceptual content analysis was performed to identify important categories in PWs. Quantitative analyses were conducted to examine associations between PWs and participants' characteristics.RESULTS: Most mentioned PWs were related to activities, engagement with life, and health. Seventy-four participants (11.4{\%}) expressed no PWs. Multivariate analysis revealed that having PWs was most strongly related to participants' life satisfaction. Older individuals with a higher life satisfaction indicated significantly more often to have PWs than individuals with a lower life satisfaction.DISCUSSION: The majority of older people desire an active, engaged, and healthy life. PWs were variable and personal, which endorses an emic, multidimensional approach to successful aging. Knowledge on what older individuals find important in their lives and what they want to achieve can assist older individuals in setting and attaining their goals toward aging well.",
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