What influences self-perception of health in the elderly? The role of objective health condition, subjective well-being and sense of coherence.

@article{Schneider2004WhatIS,
  title={What influences self-perception of health in the elderly? The role of objective health condition, subjective well-being and sense of coherence.},
  author={G Schneider and Georg Driesch and Andreas Kruse and Michael Wachter and Hans-Georg Nehen and Gereon Heuft},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={227-37}
}
The study examines in what way objective health-related variables interfere with psychic health and personality factors in explaining self-perception of health in the elderly. Two hundred and sixty-one patients aged 60 and older of an internal medicine hospital previously examined between 1994 and 1997 were once more contacted five years later. One hundred and sixty-four patients could not be included in the present investigation because of death, dementia, or severe physical illness. Of the 97… CONTINUE READING

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