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Understanding health, subjective aging, and participation in social activities in later life: a regional Finnish survey
Turku University of Applied Sciences/Master School, Turku, Finland; Faculty of Education and Welfare Studies, Department of Health Sciences, Åbo Akademi University, Vaasa, Finland.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3452-3953
Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland.
Faculty of Education and Welfare Studies, Department of Health Sciences, Åbo Akademi University, Vaasa, Finland; Finnish Centre for Client and Patient Safety, Wellbeing Services County of Ostrobothnia, Vaasa, Finland.
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2024 (English)In: Journal of Applied Gerontology, ISSN 0733-4648, E-ISSN 1552-4523, Vol. 43, no 6, p. 638-649Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
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To understand health and well-being in later life, it is vital to consider the meaning of subjective aging. This study aimed to explore how perceived health, self-perceptions of aging, and participation in social activities relate to each other among older persons in the Bothnia region and Åland islands in Finland. Data were analyzed using Spearman’s and polychoric correlation and multinomial logistic regression analyses. The perceived good health and the younger physical, psychological, and social dimensions of subjective age were found to be associated with each other and with participation in social activities outside one's home.

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Sage Publications, 2024. Vol. 43, no 6, p. 638-649
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health, participation, perception, population aging, self-concept
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Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-217724DOI: 10.1177/07334648231214940ISI: 001120938700001PubMedID: 38037740Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85178397081OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-217724DiVA, id: diva2:1818530
Available from: 2023-12-11 Created: 2023-12-11 Last updated: 2024-07-04Bibliographically approved

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