Age identification in the framework of successful aging. A study of older Finnish people.

@article{Uotinen2003AgeII,
  title={Age identification in the framework of successful aging. A study of older Finnish people.},
  author={Virpi Uotinen and Timo Suutama and Isto Ruoppila},
  journal={International journal of aging & human development},
  year={2003},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={173-95}
}
A person-oriented approach was used in a study of age identification among community-dwelling older people. The study was based on 8-year follow-up data; 843 persons aged 65-84 were involved in the first phase of the study, and 426 persons aged 73-92, in the second phase. Loosely, on the basis of the distinction between successful, usual, and pathological aging (Rowe & Kahn, 1987, 1997), participants were grouped according to their self-ratings of cognitive and physical functioning as "Positive… CONTINUE READING