Spirituality, health and well-being in the elderly

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dc.contributor Sistema FMUSP-HC: Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP) e Hospital das Clínicas da FMUSP
dc.contributor.author FORLENZA, Orestes V. FMUSP-HC
VALLADA, Homero FMUSP-HC
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS, v.30, n.12, p.1741-1742, 2018
dc.identifier.issn 1041-6102
dc.identifier.uri http://observatorio.fm.usp.br/handle/OPI/30900
dc.description.abstract Bailly et al. (2018) examined the trajectory of spirituality in a cohort of 567 non-institutionalized older adults living in Tours, France, during a period of five years. The measurements for spirituality (Daily Spiritual Experience Scale, DES), social support (Satisfaction with Social Support subscale of the Duke Social Support Index), and accommodative tendencies (Flexible Goal Adjustment) were longitudinally collected at three time points (2007, 2009, and 2012). The results of the study confirmed some expected observations, such as higher levels of spirituality among religious older adults when compared with the ones without religion, and older women reporting higher levels of spirituality than older men. But the most interesting finding was the observation that the measured levels of spirituality among older adults remained stable during this five-year period. Based on a growing number of studies and theories of aging suggesting that the levels of spirituality increases during a person's lifetime, one would expect an increase in the levels of spirituality along the study follow-up. The authors, however, interpreted the stable level of spirituality informed by the participants as having already reached a relatively high mean rating score of spirituality at baseline. From the beginning of the trail, many participants expressed self-contentment and reported having found meaning in their lives. Moreover, the responders had, in general, more years of education than expected for people in their age group, lived at home independently with a good self-health evaluation, had relatively fewer diseases, and a good perception of financial satisfaction; these characteristics perhaps make this group not representative of the French general population in the same age bracket.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
dc.relation.ispartof International Psychogeriatrics
dc.rights restrictedAccess
dc.title Spirituality, health and well-being in the elderly
dc.type article
dc.rights.holder Copyright CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
dc.description.group LIM/23
dc.description.group LIM/27
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S1041610218001874
dc.identifier.pmid 30585779
dc.type.category editorial material
dc.type.version publishedVersion
hcfmusp.author FORLENZA, Orestes V.:FM:MPS
hcfmusp.author VALLADA, Homero:FM:MPS
hcfmusp.origem.id WOS:000454405400003
hcfmusp.origem.id 2-s2.0-85059138885
hcfmusp.publisher.city NEW YORK
hcfmusp.publisher.country USA
hcfmusp.relation.reference · Bailly N, 2018, INT PSYCHOGERIATR, V30, P1745, DOI 10.1017/S1041610218000029
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dc.description.index MEDLINE
dc.identifier.eissn 1741-203X
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