Age well

Publication Title: 
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being

With population ageing, there is an increased interest in how to promote a good old age. A predominant concept in these discussions is successful ageing, which is mainly based on researchers' definitions. This article aims to explore successful ageing from the perspective of community-dwelling older people (24 persons aged 77-90 years). Individual open interviews were conducted and analysed according to qualitative content analysis. An overarching theme was formulated as "self-respect through ability to keep fear of frailty at a distance".

Author(s): 
Hˆrder, Helena M.
Fr‰ndin, Kerstin
Larsson, Maria E. H.
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