Quality of Life among Older Adults: Lifestyle Differentiation and Associated Factors

A special issue of Journal of Ageing and Longevity (ISSN 2673-9259).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 335

Special Issue Editors


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Guest Editor
College of Health Sciences and Professions, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, USA
Interests: gerontechnology; assistive technologies and digital platforms; design, usability and audience studies; environmental gerontology; gerontology education and pedagogy

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Speech-Language Pathology Program, Department of Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health and Human Services, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606, USA
Interests: older adults; acquired neurogenic communication disorders; social relationships

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

“Quality of Life” is a subjective state of being, yet there are numerous age-related factors that tend to influence an individual’s well-being in later life.  For example, aspects such as meaningful engagement with others, financial stability, low incidence of debilitating diseases, having a sense of purpose and belonging, and autonomy contribute to how an ageing adult may gauge their own quality of life.  Although there is no “one size fits all” equation, researchers continue to examine diverse lifestyles to identify key components that contribute to quality of life in old age.  In some cases, these factors begin to develop in young individuals and are continuously shaped throughout the life course, such as physical health.  Others are subject to ongoing changes in one’s environment or life circumstances, such as a sense of belonging and financial stability.  This special issue in The Journal of Ageing and Longevity explores research that examines a wide range of lifestyles in old age and how salient factors contribute to quality of life.

Dr. Julie Brown
Dr. An Dinh
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • ageing
  • QoL
  • physical health
  • cognitive health
  • socialization
  • leisure
  • financial security

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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