Multiple trajectories of successful aging of older and younger cohorts

Hui Chuan Hsu, Bobby L. Jones

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Abstract

Purpose:The purpose of this study was to apply group-based trajectory analysis to identify multiple successful aging trajectories by multiple indicators and to examine the factors related to successful aging among the elderly population in Taiwan.Design and Methods:Nation-representative longitudinal data collected from 1993 to 2007 and consisting of 2 cohorts were used, and the trajectories of the following 6 successful aging indicators were analyzed: chronic diseases, physical function difficulties, depressive symptoms, social support, social participation, and economic satisfaction.Results:Members of the cohorts fell into 4 groups: successful aging, usual aging (the older cohort)/insecure aging (the younger cohort), health declining, and care demanding. Successful aging trajectories reflected differences in self-rated health and life satisfaction.Implications:This study provides empirical findings of the heterogeneity of successful aging trajectories in multidimensional indicators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843-856
Number of pages14
JournalGerontologist
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cohorts
  • Group-based trajectories

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  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Multiple trajectories of successful aging of older and younger cohorts. / Hsu, Hui Chuan; Jones, Bobby L.

In: Gerontologist, Vol. 52, No. 6, 01.12.2012, p. 843-856.

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