Longitudinal change in positive affect in community-dwelling older persons.

  title={Longitudinal change in positive affect in community-dwelling older persons.},
  author={Brenda F. Kurland and Thomas M. Gill and Donald L Patrick and Eric B. Larson and Elizabeth A. Phelan},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={54 12},
OBJECTIVES To determine whether positive affect, defined as emotional contentment and happiness, remains stable in late life and to identify predictors of longitudinal change in positive affect. DESIGN Longitudinal observational study. SETTING Community. PARTICIPANTS Six hundred sixty-three individuals aged 70 and older without disability at baseline and free of chronically depressed mood. MEASUREMENTS Positive affect, social network, social activity, chronic health conditions… CONTINUE READING

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