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Gerokomos

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NAVARRO PARDO, Esperanza; MELENDEZ MORAL, Juan Carlos  y  TOMAS MIGUEL, José Manuel. Relationship between psychological and physical dimensions of life quality in elderly persons. Gerokomos [online]. 2008, vol.19, n.2, pp.17-21. ISSN 1134-928X.

Psychological and physical dimensions of life quality were analyzed, and their interrelationships tested. Physical dimension of life quality was measured with Barthel's index of daily life activities. Psychological dimension of life quality was measured with Ryff's scales of well-being, plus Life Satisfaction Index form A. A sample of 176 retired people was interviewed. All participants lived in Valencia province (Spain). Pearson's correlations and hierarchical multiple regressions were estimated to analyze the relationships among physical activity, well-being and life satisfaction. Positive relations were found among Barthel's index, life satisfaction and environmental mastery.There were negative relationships between Barthel's index and positive relationships with others, a factor of well-being. Overall, subjective well-being factors were more related to physical activity than either life satisfaction or other well-being factors.

Palabras clave : Psychological well-being; subjective well-being; basic activities of daily living; quality life.

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