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Aging and disability: biopsychosocial perspectives.
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PMID:  20494275     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Understanding the complex trajectories of disability and aging requires a biopsychosocial approach that considers disability in the broader context of later adulthood. Although disability service researchers and gerontologists have many shared interests and a similar mission, the fields are relatively new to one another and have had little historical interaction. The purpose of this article is to increase and improve collaboration among investigators in these fields by providing some background in social gerontology to the disability researcher, and by applying key theories in aging to the issue of growing older with physical disability. The article discusses particular problem areas for older adults, including social support, and also discusses the parallel paradoxes of aging and disability.
Ivan R Molton; Mark P Jensen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1558-1381     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-24     Completed Date:  2010-08-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102787     Medline TA:  Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 Northeast Pacific Street, Box 356490, Seattle, WA 98195-6490, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Adaptation, Psychological
Aged, 80 and over
Aging / physiology,  psychology*
Disability Evaluation*
Geriatric Assessment
Interpersonal Relations
Mobility Limitation
Musculoskeletal Diseases / epidemiology,  psychology*,  rehabilitation
Quality of Life*
Risk Assessment
Grant Support
H133B080024//PHS HHS

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