Attitudes toward successful aging in individuals with chronic disease aged 65 or over

Aykut Aydın 1, Aylin Aydın Sayılan 2 *
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1 Labour Economics and Industrial Relations Department, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Kirklareli University, Kirklareli, Turkey
2 Nursing Department, School of Health Science, Kirklareli University, Kirklareli, Turkey
* Corresponding Author
J CLIN MED KAZ, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp. 39-43. https://doi.org/10.23950/jcmk/9736
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Aim: To determine the relationship between attitudes toward aging and old age, and successful aging in individuals with chronic disease aged 65 or over. 
Methods: The Attitude Scale toward Aging and Elderliness and the Successful Aging Scale were employed in this descriptive, cross-sectional, comparative study. Data were expressed as frequency, percentage, mean, and standard deviation and were analyzed using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, the t test, One-Way ANOVA, and Pearson correlation analysis. p values <0.05 were regarded as significant.
Results: Individuals with chronic disease had greater difficulty in accepting old age, greater social exhaustion, greater abilities to cope with problems, and higher successful aging scores.
Conclusion: This study shows that despite their negative attitudes toward old age, individuals with chronic disease had greater abilities to cope with problems and aged more successfully.

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Aydın A, Aydın Sayılan A. Attitudes toward successful aging in individuals with chronic disease aged 65 or over. J CLIN MED KAZ. 2021;18(2):39-43. https://doi.org/10.23950/jcmk/9736

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