Encyclopedia of aging by Richard Schulz, Linda Noelker, Kenneth Rockwood, Richard

By Richard Schulz, Linda Noelker, Kenneth Rockwood, Richard Sprott

Because its inception in 1987, Encyclopedia of getting older has confirmed to be the definitive source for students and scholars around the burgeoning and more and more interdisciplinary fields of gerontology and geriatrics. Like its 3 esteemed predecessors, the fourth version includes concise, readable explorations of 1000s of phrases, techniques, and matters with regards to the lives of older adults, in addition to well timed assurance of the numerous new courses and providers for the aged.

Updated, less than the prestigious stewardship of editor-in-chief Richard Schulz to mirror the infusion of recent details around the clinical disciplines, this re-creation brings readers up-to-the-moment major advances in biology, body structure, genetics, drugs, psychology, nursing, social providers, sociology, economics, expertise, and political technology.

While maintaining the structure and traditional of excellence that marked the 1st 3 variations, the fourth variation includes a wealth of recent details from the social and future health sciences. It comprises the most up-tp-date bibliography of an increasing literature, an exhaustive index, and huge go references. This a lot expected replace of the field's such a lot authoritative source will take its position as an necessary reference for experts and non-specialists throughout a extensive diversity of disciplines that now include the sphere of getting older.

Highlights of the 4th variation contain:

200 NEW articles Concise, readable explorations of six hundred phrases, techniques, and matters wide cross-references well timed insurance of many new courses and providers for the aged Exhaustive index

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Van den Heuvel, W. J. (1994). The Groningen Activity Restriction Scale for measuring disability: Its utility in international comparisons. American Journal of Public Health, 84, 1270–1273. Thomas, V. , & McDowell, I. (1998). Multidimensionality in instrumental and basic activities of daily living. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 51, 315–321. 9 Wiener, J. , Hanley, R. , & van Nostrand, N. F. (1990). Measuring the activities of daily living: Comparisons across national surveys. Journal of Gerontology, 45(6), S229–237.

These researchers have met with increasing success in identifying specific conditions under which activity is strongly related to life satisfaction. But as the list of specifications grows, the power of activity theory as a general theory of aging is diminished. cls January 6, 2006 19:3 Adaptive Capacity it. Some of each new generation of gerontologists have been attracted to the basic ideas contained in activity theory. Instead of rejecting the theory out of hand, it is used as an ideal standard against which to compare actual activity patterns.

Schock, N. W. (1968). Effect of acute acid loading on urinary acid excretion by the aging human kidney. Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine, 72, 278– 289. cls February 3, 2006 23:4 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Lindeman, R. D. (1995). Renal and urinary tract function. In E. J. ), Handbook of physiology: See, 11, Aging (pp. 485–503). New York: Oxford University Press. Lubran, M. , (1995). Renal function in the elderly. Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science, 25, 122– 133. , & Cherniack, N.

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