ISBN-13: 9780121012755 / Angielski / Twarda / 1991 / 388 str.
This work presents the first serious attempt to impose rigor on the definition and measurement of quality of life among the elderly. The book uses a conference to develop background but goes well beyond the meeting in terms of depth of reviews of the literature and of integration among the chapters.
This book is intended for use by researchers in the many disciplines which focus on the mental and physical well-being of the elderly, including those in medicine, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, rehabilitation, sociology and social work, among others. In addition, this book provides important background information for professionals and policy makers interested in ensuring quality of life in the later years.
Presents an attempt to define in measurable terms the quality of life among the elderly. Based on and extending conference findings, the book addresses itself to research in a range of disciplines - medicine, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, rehabilitation, sociology and social work.