Definitions of successful ageing: a brief review of a multidimensional concept

Definitions of successful ageing: a brief review of a multidimensional concept

Authors

  • Annele Urtamo University of Helsinki, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Unit of Primary Health Care, Helsinki, Finland
  • Satu K. Jyväkorpi University of Helsinki, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Unit of Primary Health Care, Helsinki, Finland
  • Timo E. Strandberg University of Helsinki, Clinicum, and Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland, and University of Oulu, Center for Life Course Health Research, Oulu, Finlandniversity of Oulu, Center for Life Course Health Research, Oulu, Finland

Keywords:

healthy ageing, quality of life, functionality

Abstract

Successful ageing has become an important concept to describe the quality of ageing. It is a multidimensional concept, and the main focus is how to expand functional years in a later life span. The concept has developed from a biomedical approach to a wider understanding of social and psychological adaptation processes in later life. However, a standard definition of successful ageing remains unclear and various operational definitions of concept have been used in various studies. In this review we will describe some definitions and operational indicators of successful ageing with a multidimensional approach.

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Published

23-05-2019

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Section

Review - Healthy Aging

How to Cite

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Definitions of successful ageing: a brief review of a multidimensional concept. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2019 May 23 [cited 2024 Apr. 25];90(2):359-63. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/8376