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Aging in Europe : Biomedical and Health Research - J.J.F. Schroots

Aging in Europe

Biomedical and Health Research

By: J.J.F. Schroots (Editor), G. Rudinger (Editor), R. Fernandez-Ballesteros (Editor)

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Published: 1st January 1997
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Human aging is perhaps the most complex and important subject that will be facing science and societies in the next century. People seem to be living longer and remaining more active than their parents and grandparents, caused by to social and demographic shifts that must be accommodated by society. On the other hand it presents perplexing questions about the underlying processes and determinants of healthy aging. This book gives a design for research that will increase our understanding of the factors that influence healthy aging and can lead to improvements in reducing the levels of disability in the population. Its focus is on bio-behavioural and psychological factors contributing to healthy aging. Since human aging is determined by many interacting conditions inside and outside of the organism, research should concentrate on ecological relationships between the human organism and its social and physical environment. Not only individual characteristics associated with aging are discussed in this book, but also their impacts on society. The information presented in 'Aging in Europe' has not been available in any single source before. In many ways this book provides a model of gaining knowledge through cooperation that should guide us in the next century and beyond.

Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction - Aging in Europe: Perspectives and Prospectsp. 1
Gerontological Research in the European Union
Austriap. 11
Denmarkp. 21
Finlandp. 35
Germanyp. 49
Greecep. 65
Italyp. 73
The Netherlandsp. 83
Portugalp. 101
Spainp. 107
Swedenp. 123
United Kingdomp. 131
EC Concerted Action on Gerontology: Aging, Health and Competence
From EuGeron to EXCELSAp. 143
Methodological Issues in a Cross-European Studyp. 157
Protocol Adaptation Proceduresp. 169
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ISBN: 9789051993820
ISBN-10: 905199382X
Series: Biomedical and Health Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st January 1997
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1