The Concept and Measurement of Quality of Life in the Frail Elderly
- James Birren
- James Lubben
- Janice Rowe
- Donna Deutchman
This work presents the first serious attempt to impose rigor on the definition and measurement of quality of life among the elderly. The book uses a conference to develop background but goes well beyond the meeting in terms of depth of reviews of the literature and of integration among the chapters.This book is intended for use by researchers in the many disciplines which focus on the mental and physical well-being of the elderly, including those in medicine, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, rehabilitation, sociology and social work, among others. In addition, this book provides important background information for professionals and policy makers interested in ensuring quality of life in the later years.
Researchers in the disciplines concerned with the well-being of the elderly: psychiatry, clinical and community psychology, social work, and rehabilitation; and policy makers in these areas.