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Perspectives on healthy aging among Thai elderly: A qualitative study.
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PMID:  23186522     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In this qualitative study, we provide an in-depth understanding of the views of healthy aging among Thai elderly and explore the ways that contribute to healthy aging. Data were collected using focus groups and in-depth interviews in four selected provinces of Thailand, and were analyzed using content analysis. The results revealed that Thai elderly described being healthy as the result of multiple components involving physical, mental, and social well-being. Healthy aging was viewed as an absence of serious diseases, having functional independence, a positive psycho-emotional outlook, and making a social contribution. The factors considered to contribute to healthy aging included activities promoting physical and psychological health, as well as active engagement in social activities. Understanding how the elderly define healthy aging and identifying the most important components and factors that contribute to being healthy provides insight into possible policy implications and interventions to promote health and well-being among Thai elderly.
Kattika Thanakwang; Kusol Soonthorndhada; Jiraporn Mongkolprasoet
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing & health sciences     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1442-2018     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Health Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891857     Medline TA:  Nurs Health Sci     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  472-9     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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© 2012 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Institute of Nursing, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
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