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DZA Vortragsreihe - 12.06.2008 - 17:30 - Quality of life and resilience among older Britishers: cross-sectional and long

27.05.2008 - (idw) Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen

In der alternswissenschaftlichen und alternspolitischen Vortragsreihe des Deutschen Zentrums für Altersfragen (DZA), Berlin, wird Prof. David Blane (Professor of Medical Sociology, Imperial College London) am 12.06.2008 um 17:30 zum Thema "Quality of life and resilience among older Britishers: cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses" referieren. The presentation will describe the idea of positive quality of life at older ages, together with a measure of it - CASP, which is the acronym of Control, Autonomy, Self-realisation, Pleasure. These issues are explored in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, where high CASP scores (good quality of life) are associated as much with a person's social relationships and with their material circumstances. Using a second data set, the British Household Panel Survey, the
presentation also considers resilience, by which is meant the ability of an older person's quality of life to bounce back after the onset of such adversities as chronic illness or financial problems.
CASP scores which have returned to their pre-onset levels by one year after the onset of adversity are associated primarily with social participation and having at least one close, confiding relationship. Interestingly, these factors are protective only when present before the onset of adversity. Qualitative work with a third data set, the Boyd Orr Cohort, suggests that protection against stigmatisation may be the mechanism by which social relationships foster resilience.
Weitere Informationen: http://www.dza.de/DE/vortrag - Hinweise zu Veranstaltungen des Deutschen Zentrums für Altersfragen (DZA)
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