Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2009 Sep;64(5):597-602. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbp059. Epub 2009 Jul 15.

Predictors of normal and successful aging among urban-dwelling elderly Brazilians.

Author information

1
Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Neurology Service, Porto Alegre, 90035-903, Brazil. mchaves@hcpa.ufrgs.br

Abstract

The association of successful aging with demographic, socioeconomic, and medical characteristics in healthy community-dwelling Brazilian individuals aged 60 years and older (N = 345) was investigated. Participants were classified as successful (n = 214, 62%) or normal (n = 131, 38%) agers. Successful agers participated in significantly more leisure activities (34%) than did normal agers (21%). Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that the number of living children was a risk factor, whereas confidants and family income were protective factors for successful aging.

PMID:
19605757
PMCID:
PMC2800815
DOI:
10.1093/geronb/gbp059
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Silverchair Information Systems Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center