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  • I Fooken
  • Patient education and counseling
  • 1994
Research on sexuality in the elderly is still rather scarce. Quite often, there is an underlying assumption that health problems function as main constraints against sexuality in the later years. This article tries to challenge this view and proposes that health aspects tend to be--at least among women--quite overestimated. The data presented here are from(More)
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  • Zeitschrift für Gerontologie
  • 1994
The "depictions" of aging women by painters of different historical periods contain significant cues as far as general chances and restrictions of female development across the life-span is concerned. Generally, the supposition of elderly women's public invisibility holds true. By that, not only the popular but also the (pseudo-)scientific views appear(More)
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  • Zeitschrift für Gerontologie
  • 1984
A comparison between rather short-lived (n = 60) and rather long-lived (n = 88) participants of the initial sample of the Bonn longitudinal study on aging (BOLSA) yielded evidence - with regard to differences in the central tendencies of these two groups - for a variety of determinants of longevity in old age. The statistical analyses included eight(More)
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  • Zeitschrift für Gerontologie
  • 1986
The relevant aspects of the psychosocial situation of men in old age were listed using two different methods: Identification of contextual determinants of the male aging process. Reporting on empirically based evidence of the situation of elderly men. ad 1. The following contextual aspects of the male aging process were under consideration: generalized and(More)
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  • Zeitschrift für Gerontologie
  • 1980
The article deals with biographical factors of the perceived aging process in never-married women and long-time widows. A short survey is given on some aspects of these two forms of family status as it is reflected in the gerontological/social science literature. It is criticized that the situation of the married women was regarded as a taken-for-granted(More)
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  • Zeitschrift für Gerontologie
  • 1979
It is argued that role-theory partly accounts for the neglect of the situation of the widowed within gerontological research. A selection of some important aspects of empirical evidence concerning the Anglo-American scientific research on the widowed is discussed; these are; --the time of mourning --the importance of sex differences --the importance of age(More)
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