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The relationship of age-related factors to psychological functioning among people with disabilities.
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PMID:  20494277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The potential influence of age and aging on the psychological functioning of people with disabilities is surprisingly complex. In people with spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis, depression is highly prevalent. The limited research in this area indicates that older age and greater time span since disability onset may be associated with less self-reported depressive symptoms. Posttraumatic growth (PTG) and benefit finding (BF) are also common in people with disabilities. Older age tends to be associated with less BF and PTG. Studies that use longitudinal designs and examine multiple age-related factors simultaneously are needed. Potential mediators of age-related effects, such as historical trends, life-cycle events, maturity, and declining health, also need to be examined. There are many interesting theoretic and empiric concepts from aging research that can inform future research on the psychological aspects of aging with disability.
Charles H Bombardier; Dawn M Ehde; Brenda Stoelb; Ivan R Molton
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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:  281-97     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, 325 9th Avenue, Box 359612, Seattle, WA 98104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Adaptation, Psychological
Age Factors
Depressive Disorder / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Disability Evaluation
Disabled Persons / psychology*,  rehabilitation
Geriatric Assessment
Interpersonal Relations
Middle Aged
Multiple Sclerosis / psychology,  rehabilitation
Quality of Life*
Self Concept
Sickness Impact Profile*
Social Support
Spinal Cord Injuries / psychology,  rehabilitation
Grant Support
H133B080024//PHS HHS

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