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A New Multidimensional Model of Successful Aging: Perceptions of Japanese American Older Adults.
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PMID:  21626301     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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This study examined the concept of successful aging using an ethnographic grounded-theory approach. Seventy-seven Japanese American older adults participated in focus groups. Participants perceived successful aging as optimal functioning in the following areas: Physical health, psychological health, cognitive functioning, socialization, spirituality, and financial security. The content of each dimension represents both culture-specific and culturally-universal elements. This new multidimensional model of successful aging was compared to Rowe and Kahn's (The Gerontologist 37:433-440, 1997) and Phelan et al.'s frameworks (Journal of the American Geriatric Society 52:211-216, 2004) of successful aging. The model of successful aging generated from this study appears to be more comprehensive than existing models and incorporates sociocultural experiences.
Authors:
Gayle Y Iwamasa; Michiko Iwasaki
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cross-cultural gerontology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-0719     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8700909     Medline TA:  J Cross Cult Gerontol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Office of Mental Health Operations, 9152 Kent Avenue, Building 401, Indianapolis, IN, 46216, USA, gayle.iwamasa@va.gov.
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