Lay theories of quality of life in older age

  title={Lay theories of quality of life in older age},
  author={Ann Bowling and Zahava L Gabriel},
  journal={Ageing and Society},
  pages={827 - 848}
ABSTRACT This paper presents findings from a national survey of quality of life (QoL) in older age. The main aim of the analyses was to examine the definitions of quality of life given by people aged 65 or more years and the underlying reasons. Open-ended questions were used to elicit their perceptions of QoL. These were followed by structured measures of self-rated QoL overall, and of domains of QoL commonly reported in the literature. The main things said by the respondents to give their… 

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