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Zanjari N, Sharifian-sani M, Hosseini-Chavoshi M, Rafiey H, Mohammadi-Shahboulaghi F. Successful aging as a multidimensional concept: An integrative review. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2017; 31 (1) :686-691
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3793-en.html
Department of Social Welfare, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , ma.sharifian@uswr.ac.ir
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    Background: Successful aging as an umbrella term with a large amount of literature has emerged with a variety of meanings and dimensions in different studies. This article aims at determining what dimensions contribute to constructing the concept of successful aging.
   Methods: The method used in this study is an integrative review of published literature related to successful aging. This method includes both qualitative and quantitative studies. Data searching was conducted during November and December 2014 and was then updated in October 2015. First, 2543 articles were identified, and after the screening phase, 76 articles were eligible for inclusion in the integrative review.
   Results: The results specified 14 subcategories and 5 main categories of successful aging: social well-being, psychological well-being, physical health, spirituality and transcendence, and environment and economic security.
   Conclusion: The present study provides a thorough understanding of successful aging dimensions and proposes the importance of the multidimensional concept of successful aging at the individual, interpersonal, and environmental levels for future studies and policymaking on population aging.
 

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Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: Health

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