Adaptation to disability: applying selective optimization with compensation to the behaviors of older adults with osteoarthritis.

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This research extends the use of P. B. Baltes and M. M. Baltes's (1990) theory of selective optimization with compensation (SOC) in an effort to conceptually integrate the adaptational behaviors of 248 older adults with disability arising from osteoarthritis. The authors also studied the relationship of SOC to age, illness variables, disability, illness… (More)

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@article{Gignac2002AdaptationTD, title={Adaptation to disability: applying selective optimization with compensation to the behaviors of older adults with osteoarthritis.}, author={Monique A. Gignac and Cheryl C Cott and Elizabeth M. Badley}, journal={Psychology and aging}, year={2002}, volume={17 3}, pages={520-4} }