Quality of Life in Old Age
By (author) Ann Bowling
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Ageing Well by Ann Bowling
Book DescriptionWhat is quality of life? What is quality of life in older age? How can quality of life in older age be improved? This book explores concepts of quality of life in older age in the theoretical literature and presents the views of a national sample of people aged sixty- five years or older. It offers a broad overview of the quality of life experienced by older people in Britain using a number of wide ranging indicators, including: health hobbies and interests; home and neighbourhood; income independence; psychological wellbeing; and social and family relationships. The result is a fascinating book enlivened by rich data - both quantitative and qualitative - drawn from detailed surveys and interviews with almost a thousand older people. "Ageing Well" is key reading for students, academics, practitioners and policy makers who are concerned with the research and practice that will help to improve quality of life for older people.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780335215096
(91mm x 60mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ann Bowling
Research Methods in Health, Paperback (June 2014)
This bestselling book provides an accessible introduction to the concepts and practicalities of research methods in health and health services.
Social World of Older People, Paperback (December 2008)
This book provides a detailed account of loneliness and social isolation as experienced by older people living in Britain.
Handbook of Research Methods in Health, Paperback (June 2005)
Helps researchers to plan, carry out, and analyse health research, and evaluate the quality of research studies. This book is suitable for researchers and postgraduate students taking masters courses, or undertaking doctoral programmes, in health services evaluation, health sciences, health management, public health, nursing, and sociology.
Measuring Health, Paperback (October 2004)» View all books by Ann Bowling
This book offers a comprehensive guide to measures of health and is an essential reference resource for all health professionals and students.
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Author Biography - Ann Bowling
Ann Bowling is Professor of Health Services Research at University College London. She specialises in quality of life measurement, research on ageing and equity of access to health services, and is author of best selling books on research methods and measurement including Measuring Disease, Measuring Health, and A handbook of Health Research Methods jointly with professor Shah Ebrahim (all published by OpenUP).
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