Correlates of functional capacity among centenarians

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dc.contributor.author Martin, Peter
dc.contributor.author MacDonald, Maurice
dc.contributor.author Margrett, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Siegler, Ilene C.
dc.contributor.author Poon, Leonard W.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-04T19:38:48Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-04T19:38:48Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/15880
dc.description.abstract This study investigated correlates of functional capacity among participants of the Georgia Centenarian Study. Six domains (demographics and health, positive and negative affect, personality, social and economic support, life events and coping, distal influences) were related to functional capacity for 234 centenarians and near centenarians (i.e., 98 years and older). Data were provided by proxy informants. Domain-specific multiple regression analyses suggested that younger centenarians, those living in the community and rated to be in better health were more likely to have higher functional capacity scores. Higher scores in positive affect, conscientiousness, social provisions, religious coping, and engaged life style were also associated with higher levels of functional capacity. The results suggest that functional capacity levels continue to be associated with age after 100 years of life and that positive affect levels and past life-style activities as reported by proxies are salient factors of adaptation in very late life. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://jag.sagepub.com/content/32/3/324 en_US
dc.subject Centenarians en_US
dc.subject Functional capacity en_US
dc.subject Psychosocial resources en_US
dc.title Correlates of functional capacity among centenarians en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2013 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1177/0733464811420563 en_US
dc.citation.epage 346 en_US
dc.citation.issue 3 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Applied Gerontology en_US
dc.citation.spage 324 en_US
dc.citation.volume 32 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid morey en_US


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