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Mobility limitation and changes in personal goals among older women

Saajanaho, Milla, Viljanen, Anne, Read, Sanna, Eronen, Johanna, Kaprio, Jaakko, Jylha, Marja and Rantanen, Taina (2014) Mobility limitation and changes in personal goals among older women. Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 71 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1079-5014

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Identification Number: 10.1093/geronb/gbu094

Abstract

Objectives. Several theoretical viewpoints suggest that older adults need to modify their personal goals in the face of functional decline. The aim of this study was to investigate longitudinally the association of mobility limitation with changes in personal goals among older women. Method. Eight-year follow-up of 205 women aged 66–78 years at baseline. Results. Health-related goals were the most common at both measurements. Goals related to independent living almost doubled and goals related to exercise and to cultural activities substantially decreased during the follow-up. Higher age decreased the likelihood for engaging in new goals related to cultural activities and disengaging from goals related to independent living. Women who had developed mobility limitation during the follow-up were less likely to engage in new goals related to exercise and more likely to disengage from goals related to cultural activities and to health and functioning. Discussion. The results of this study support theories suggesting that age-related losses such as mobility limitation may result in older adults modifying or disengaging from personal goals.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://academic.oup.com/psychsocgerontology
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 11:34
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 02:00
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85668

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