Ageing Well: Quality of Life in Old Age

Ageing Well: Quality of Life in Old Age

by Ann Bowling


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780335215102
Publisher: Open University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2005
Series: Growing Older Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ann Bowling is Professor of Health Services Research at University College London. She specialises in quality of life measurement, research on ageing and equity of access to health services, and is author of best selling books on research methods and measurement including Measuring Disease, Measuring Health, and A handbook of Health Research Methods jointly with professor Shah Ebrahim (all published by OpenUP).

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations
Models of quality of life in older age
The study: Aims, methods, measures, sample, response rates
What adds quality to life, and what takes quality away?
Social relationships and activities
Health and functioning
Psychological outlook
Social capital: Home and neighbourhood
Financial circumstances and having enough money
Independence and freedom
Life 18 months later
Discussion: Implications for ageing well in the 21st century

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