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Título: Adjustment to aging in late adulthood : A systematic review
Autor: von Humboldt, Sofia
Leal, Isabel Pereira
Palavras-chave: Adjustment to aging
Old age
Older adults
Systematic review
Data: 2014
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: International Journal of Gerontology 8, 108-113
Resumo: Background: This systematic review aims at providing a trustworthy overview of the concept of adjustment to aging (AtA) in late adulthood. Methods: A computerized literature search was carried out, and PubMed/Medline, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, and Scielo databases were searched for studies published from 1981 to 2012. Studies must have investigated AtA in old age. Results: Thirteen articles from 1291 records met the inclusion criteria, with a total of 1156 participants aged 60 years. There are rather consistent findings that older adults develop active and adaptive strategies during AtA, and that psychological variables, engagement with significant others, and social and temporal processes of comparison have a relevant role in AtA among older populations. Conclusion: The findings presented here contribute to a better understanding of AtA and its multidimensionality. These may be a starting point for further research in this insufficiently explored field.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/3217
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijge.2014.03.003
ISSN: 1873-9598
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