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Understanding health in very late adulthood: The role of personal, social, and community-care resources
Neha Deshpande
Iowa State University

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Understanding health in very late adulthood: The role of personal, social and community-care resources by Neha Deshpande-Kamat

A dissertation submitted to the graduate faculty in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Major: Human Development and Family Studies

Program of Study Committee:

Peter Martin, Major Professor Jacques Lempers Carolyn Cutrona Daniel Russell K. A. S. Wickrama

Iowa State University Ames, Iowa 2010

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TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF TABLES ……………………………………………………………………… iv LIST OF FIGURES …………………………………………………………………… ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ….….….….….….….….….….….….….….….….….…. CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION …………………………………………………… CHAPTER 2. LITERATURE REVIEW ………………………………………… Background ………………………………………………………………… Theoretical Perspectives ………………………………………………… Health in Very Late Life …………………………………………………… Proxy-rated Health ………………………………………………………… Functional Health ……………………………………………………………… Chronic Diseases ……………………………………………………………… Health Problems ……………………………………………………………… Determinants of



References: 2 Rapidly declining health status among oldest-old adults could have serious implications for health-service needs, health-care costs as well as caregiving (Lubitz, Cai, Kramarow, & Lentzn, 2003; Young 2003) 3 services (i.e, services received from paid caregivers) (Emanuel et al., 1999) Figure1. The relationship between social and individual factors and health (after Evans & Stoddart, 1994)

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