Self Determination Theory And Healthy Aging

Author: Betsy Ng
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 9811569681
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This book pioneers evidence-based research on healthy aging through the application of self determination theory (SDT). Its uniqueness is located in the fact that to date, no other work has applied SDT to the empirical study of aging populations. The authors focus on how SDT drives healthy, successful and active aging, and note that the motivation factors underpinning healthy aging are often neglected, or altogether absent, in the existing literature. This edited volume is particularly timely given the expanding aging crisis in many North American, European and Asian contexts. The collection of chapters meets this challenge head-on in comparing these contexts vis-a-vis a broad international scope, and subsequent discussions on important specialty issues in aging, such as hearing and memory loss. The work offers global perspectives on aging, autonomy and associated life challenges, as well as factors relating to the sustainability of healthy aging in terms of physical and mental well-being. This book will be highly relevant to researchers in the SDT community, as well as specialists in aging and gerontology. It will also be of interest to lifespan psychologists and developmental psychologists.

Self Determination Theory And Healthy Aging

Author: Betsy Ng
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9789811569678
File Size: 66,70 MB
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This book pioneers evidence-based research on healthy aging through the application of self determination theory (SDT). Its uniqueness is located in the fact that to date, no other work has applied SDT to the empirical study of aging populations. The authors focus on how SDT drives healthy, successful and active aging, and note that the motivation factors underpinning healthy aging are often neglected, or altogether absent, in the existing literature. This edited volume is particularly timely given the expanding aging crisis in many North American, European and Asian contexts. The collection of chapters meets this challenge head-on in comparing these contexts vis-a-vis a broad international scope, and subsequent discussions on important specialty issues in aging, such as hearing and memory loss. The work offers global perspectives on aging, autonomy and associated life challenges, as well as factors relating to the sustainability of healthy aging in terms of physical and mental well-being. This book will be highly relevant to researchers in the SDT community, as well as specialists in aging and gerontology. It will also be of interest to lifespan psychologists and developmental psychologists.

Self Determination Theory And Predictors Of Engagement In Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors

Author: Kathleen Susan Caffrey
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ISBN:
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Age-related cognitive decline, including dementia, is an increasingly important public health challenge. Preventative efforts that encourage engagement in healthy lifestyle behaviors (e.g., physical, social, and cognitive activity, nutrition) help address this challenge, and it is important to establish effective ways to motivate individuals to incorporate these behaviors into their everyday lives. Self-Determination Theory (SDT) is a framework for promotion of successful behavior change that suggests autonomous motivation is associated with positive health and behavior outcomes, and research has demonstrated that the probability of achieving sustained behavior change occurs when people are more autonomously motivated. The framework also suggests that fulfillment of three basic psychological needs (i.e., autonomy, perceived competence, and relatedness) elicit autonomous motivation. Thus, the current study examined whether these key SDT concepts (i.e., the basic psychological needs and autonomous motivation) were associated with engagement in healthy lifestyle behaviors among older and younger adults. Results indicated that older adults reported significantly higher perceived competence, relatedness, autonomous motivation, and engagement in healthy lifestyle behaviors than younger adults. Path analytic results indicated that, for older adults, there was a significant indirect effect of perceived competence on engagement in healthy lifestyle behaviors through autonomous motivation. In contrast, for younger adults, no significant indirect effects were found. Rather, the three basic psychological needs and autonomous motivation independently and significantly predicted engagement in healthy lifestyle behaviors for younger adults. The results of this study can inform the development of effective healthy brain aging interventions for individuals across the lifespan.

Development Of Self Determination Through The Life Course

Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9402410422
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This volume examines the developmental aspects of the general psychological construct of self-determination. The term refers to self- (vs. other-) caused action—to people acting volitionally—as based on their own will. Research conducted in the fields of psychology and education shows the importance of self-determination to adolescent development and positive adult outcomes. The first part of this volume presents an overview of theories and historical antecedents of the construct. It looks at the role of self-determination in major theories of human agentic behavior and of adolescent development and individuation. The second part of the volume examines the developmental origins and the trajectory of self-determination in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, and looks as aging aspects. The next part presents studies on the evolutionary aspects, individual differences and healthy psychological development. The last part of the book covers the development of causal and agentic capability.

Exploring The Role Of Icts In Healthy Aging

Author: Mendes, David
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1799819388
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Technological innovation continues to be present in all areas of our lives, offering seemingly endless possibilities. As technology is increasingly implemented in healthcare applications, it is necessary to understand whether users respond to a predefined organizational strategy of model of care or whether they will become wholly dependent on the healthcare technology. This understanding is especially crucial when dealing with the possibility of generating inequities, especially with individuals that are elderly. Exploring the Role of ICTs in Healthy Aging is a collection of innovative research that proposes the detailed study of a strategic framework for the development of technological innovation in healthcare and for its adoption by health organizations. While highlighting topics including emotional health, quality of life, and telemedicine, this book is ideally designed for physicians, nurses, hospital staff, medical professionals, home care providers, hospital administrators, academicians, students, and researchers. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support executives concerned with the management of expertise, knowledge, information, and organizational development in different types of healthcare units at various levels.

Health Professional As Educator Principles Of Teaching And Learning

Author: Susan B. Bastable
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 128415520X
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Written for health professionals, the Second Edition of Health Professional as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning focuses on the daily education of patients, clients, fellow colleagues, and students in both clinical and classroom settings. Written by renowned educators and authors from a wide range of health backgrounds, this comprehensive text not only covers teaching and learning techniques, but reinforces concepts with strategies, learning styles, and teaching plans. The Second Edition focuses on a range of audiences making it an excellent resource for those in all healthcare professions, regardless of level of educational program. Comprehensive in its scope and depth of information, students will learn to effectively educate patients, students, and colleagues throughout the course of their careers.

Personality And Healthy Aging In Adulthood

Author: Patrick L. Hill
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030320537
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This book highlights international efforts to better understand the role of individual differences in healthy aging by exploring new directions, methods, and questions within the field. The book considers how to measure personality and personality change during adulthood, the associations between personality and healthy aging outcomes over time, and the role of personality in building interventions to promote healthy aging. The first section considers the value of personality constructs for healthy aging outcomes beyond the broad Big Five personality dimensions. It discusses the role of attachment, purpose, and affect, and also touches on the issue of psychopathology. The second section presents innovative assessment methods, research designs beyond classical longitudinal approaches, as well as sophisticated and integrative techniques for analyzing personality change processes. The third section raises new important questions, such as how interventionists from non-personality domains can incorporate personality processes in their intervention programs. It also discusses how different domains of individual functioning may interact in concert to predict healthy aging outcomes, as well as how more integrative lifespan models of healthy aging may advance research on personality and healthy aging. Overall, this book will spark interest and chart new directions for researchers, practitioners and interventionists in healthy aging, gerontology and applied fields.

Play And Social Connection A Grounded Theory Analysis Of The Social Processes In An Exergame Program For Older Adults With Serious Mental Illness

Author: Sarah K. Dobbins
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ISBN: 9780438250130
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Introduction: The number of older adults with a serious mental illness (SMI) is predicted to more than double to 15 million by the year 2030. Older adults with SMI tend to have multiple medical problems in addition to serious psychiatric symptoms. Although the concept of healthy aging in SMI is gaining further attention, it has not historically been a common framework for mental illness treatment, rehabilitation, or recovery. Healthy aging includes the promotion of interconnected aspects of physical, emotional, and psychological wellbeing. The burgeoning field of inquiry about the effects of exergames on physical health and psychological wellbeing in older adults has found that exergames are safe, effective, enjoyable, and may improve depressive symptoms. Methods: We conducted qualitative interviews with 15 older adults with SMI who participated in a 10-week group exergame program. Data were collected and analyzed using grounded theory methodology within a symbolic interactionist framework. Results: Three important and interrelated concepts emerged from the data: Competence, Social Connectedness, and Energy. Play and playfulness became the vehicle for interacting social processes to take place. In the context of play, the participants experienced themselves in relationship to one another, gave and received empathy and positive social contact, engaged in social attunement, and became motivated to take risks and to face cognitive and physical challenges. In social environments where higher playfulness was cultivated, participants were more willing to engage in competition and described a sense of subjective wellbeing. Play and playfulness is strongly associated with increased social connectedness, which in turn supports intrinsic motivation, self-determination, and fulfills certain innate psychological needs that support wellness, growth, and recovery. Conclusion: Social disconnectedness and perceived isolation among older adults with SMI is complex and involves factors including organic psychopathology, physical effects of medications and/or other substances, medical co-morbidity, disability, and social stigma. Group play exergames for older adults with SMI may have the potential to promote recovery and healthy aging by increasing social integration, improving self-efficacy, and promoting physical health through exercise.

Adult Development And Aging

Author: Julie Hicks Patrick
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 154436167X
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Topically organized, Adult Development and Aging: Growth, Longevity and Challenges provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the aging process in adulthood from multiple perspectives. The authors use principles of lifespan development to show readers the directionality of changes in early, middle, and late adulthood. Within its framework of scientific literacy, the text charts four key themes to guide learners: a focus on aging as development; a global perspective on contexts; a vibrant, integrated approach to diverse coverage; and psychological science that translates into real-life experiences. A final chapter focuses on ways to improve the experience of aging for all adults.

Human Aspects Of It For The Aged Population Healthy And Active Aging

Author: Qin Gao
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 303050249X
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Human Aspects Of It For The Aged Population Healthy And Active Aging

Author: Jia Zhou
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319399497
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The two LNCS volume set 9754-9755 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2016, held as part of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2016, held in Toronto, ON, Canada, in July 2016, jointly with 14 other thematically conferences. The total of 1287 papers and 186 poster papers presented at the HCII 2016 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4354 submissions. LNCS 9754, Design for Aging (Part I), addresses the following major topics: designing for and with the elderly; technology use and acceptance by older users; psychological and cognitive aspects of interaction and aging; mobile and wearable technologies for the elderly. LNCS 9755, Healthy and Active Aging (Part II), addresses these major topics: smart and assistive environments; aging and social media; aging, learning, training and games; and aging, mobility and driving.

A Comprehensive Guide To Geriatric Rehabilitation

Author: Timothy L. Kauffman
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702060585
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Now in its third edition, this trusted clinical guide enables both the busy practitioner and student to review or to learn about a range of pathologies, conditions, examinations, diagnostic procedures, and interventions that can be effectively used in the physical rehabilitation of older people. It presents a broad overview of age-related physiological changes as well as specific professional discipline perspectives. Organized into eleven distinct and interrelated units, the first unit begins with key anatomical and physiological considerations seen with aging which have significant impact on the older person. The second and third units go on to review important aging-related conditions and disorders of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular/neurological systems respectively. Neoplasms commonly encountered in older people are the focus of the fourth unit; while aging-related conditions of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, integumentary and sensory systems are presented in units five through seven. Unit eight highlights a range of specific clinical problems and conditions commonly encountered with older patients. Critically, all of these units emphasize important examination and diagnostic procedures needed for a thorough evaluation and stress interventions that can be of significant benefit to the older patient. The ninth unit presents select physical therapeutic interventions that are especially important in managing rehabilitative care. Key societal issues related to aging are discussed in the tenth unit. Finally, the concluding eleventh unit focuses on the successful rehabilitation team that includes both professional and non-professional caregiver members. A trusted guide to the conditions and problems faced when evaluating and treating geriatric patients Extensive coverage over 84 chapters, each written by an expert in the field Includes imaging, vision and the aging ear Cross-referenced - providing the complexity and inter-relatedness of co-morbidities common to aging patients Collaborative international perspective Chapters on the aging spine; frailty; safe pilates for bone health; health care for older people Additional renowned editor - Ronald W. Scott Revised title to reflect the comprehensive scope of content covered (previously entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual)

The International Journal Of Aging Human Development

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Adult Development And Aging

Author: Susan Krauss Whitbourne
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470646977
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The fourth edition continues to provide psychologists with a fresh and engaging approach to the field of psychology of adult development and aging. It focuses on three themes: a multidisciplinary approach, positive images of aging, and the newest and most relevant research. Recent articles and updates to the information on demography, economics, and public policy are presented. The Aging in the News feature includes a story of a remarkable achievement by a middle-aged or older adult. The Assess Yourself boxes are also updated with new questions. Psychologists appreciate this mix of examples and discussions that make the material come to life.

Urban Environments For Healthy Ageing

Author: Anna P Lane
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 042951624X
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Around the world, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners are working to ensure cities and communities are prepared for the challenges and opportunities of aged and highly urbanised populations. Bringing together stakeholders from Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, this book presents new evidence and critical reviews of current knowledge to promote ongoing discussions on: affordable and accessible housing to support ageing in place; built environment supports for health-enhancing physical activity and mobility; and planning and design strategies and approaches to promote healthy and active ageing in cities and communities. The book content is framed by socio-ecological models of ageing and well-being that emphasise the dynamic interconnections between people and environment. Contributions in this edited volume stem from the International Ageing Urbanism Colloquium, 2017, Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Pathology And Intervention In Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation E Book

Author: David J. Magee
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323310737
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Design and implement a rehab program on your own with Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition. Part of Magee’s popular Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Series, this pathology text for physical therapists provides clear guidance on patient management relative to specific musculoskeletal pathology, injury, and illness — all based on a sound understanding of basic science and principles of practice. It focuses on the specific pathologies most often seen in the clinic, and discusses the best methods for intervention for the different areas of the body in the context of the tissue-healing model. Each intervention features a rationale, along with the pathology and problem presented; stage of healing; evidence in the literature; and clinical reasoning considerations. Dedicated and focused information on the specific pathologies most often seen in the clinic, as well as the best methods for intervention for the different areas of the body, minimizes duplication of information by referring you to other titles in the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Series for basic scientific information regarding inflammation, healing, tissue deformation, and the development of muscular strength and endurance. Trusted experts in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, along with internationally recognized contributors, present the best evidence behind contemporary interventions directed toward the treatment of the impairments and functional limitations associated with acute, chronic, and congenital musculoskeletal conditions occurring across the lifespan. Evidence-based content, with over 4,000 references, supports the scientific principles for rehabilitation interventions, providing the best evidence for the management of musculoskeletal pathology and injury.

Human Mobility Spatiotemporal Context And Environmental Health Recent Advances In Approaches And Methods

Author: Mei-Po Kwan
Editor: MDPI
ISBN: 3039211838
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Environmental health researchers have long used concepts like the neighborhood effect to assessing people’s exposure to environmental influences and the associated health impact. However, these are static notions that ignore people’s daily mobility at various spatial and temporal scales (e.g., daily travel, migratory movements, and movements over the life course) and the influence of neighborhood contexts outside their residential neighborhoods. Recent studies have started to incorporate human mobility, non-residential neighborhoods, and the temporality of exposures through collecting and using data from GPS, accelerometers, mobile phones, various types of sensors, and social media. Innovative approaches and methods have been developed. This Special Issue aims to showcase studies that use new approaches, methods, and data to examine the role of human mobility and non-residential contexts on human health behaviors and outcomes. It includes 21 articles that cover a wide range of topics, including individual exposure to air pollution, exposure and access to green spaces, spatial access to healthcare services, environmental influences on physical activity, food environmental and diet behavior, exposure to noise and its impact on mental health, and broader methodological issues such as the uncertain geographic context problem (UGCoP) and the neighborhood effect averaging problem (NEAP). This collection will be a valuable reference for scholars and students interested in recent advances in the concepts and methods in environmental health and health geography.

Foundations Of Rural Public Health In America

Author: Joseph N. Inungu
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284182452
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Foundations of Rural Public Health in America spans a wide variety of important issues affecting rural public health, including consumer and family health, environmental and occupational health, mental health, substance abuse, disease prevention and control, rural health care delivery systems, and health disparities. Divided into five sections, the book covers understanding rural communities, public health systems and policies for rural communities, health disparities in rural communities and among special populations, and advancing rural health including assessment, planning and intervention. Written by a multidisciplinary team of experienced scholars and practitioners, this authoritative text comprehensively covers rural health issues today.

Human Needs Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199802418
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

The Journey Of Adulthood

Author: Barbara R. Bjorklund
Editor: Prentice Hall
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This best-selling book discusses the aspects of ldquo;successful aging,rdquo; covering growth and development from young adulthood to old age, and the impact that culture, gender, and individual differences have on these processes. Its conversational and positive tone keeps readers interested in the subject matter, as it encourages them to apply the concepts of the book to their own lives.It presents research findings, theories, and models from the fields of developmental psychology, social psychology, health psychology, sociology, and others to discuss topics of prevention, compensation, gains, and losses.For psychologists, sociologists, and gerontologists interested in a valuable resource for information about the aging process.