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Investigating the role of perception of aging and associated factors in death anxiety among the elderly

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, March 2018
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Title
Investigating the role of perception of aging and associated factors in death anxiety among the elderly
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, March 2018
DOI 10.2147/cia.s150697
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Ali Mohammadpour, Leila Sadeghmoghadam, Habib Shareinia, Somayeh Jahani, Fahimeh Amiri

Abstract

The world's growing elderly population highlights the necessity for further attention to the psychological problems of the elderly, such as death anxiety. Analysis of the elderly's perception of aging and associated factors can contribute to prediction of their future physical and mental health. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of perception of aging, and a group of demographic factors, with death anxiety in the elderly living in Gonabad, Iran. This analytical descriptive study was conducted on 330 elderly residents of Gonabad, who were selected by stratified random sampling. Research tools were a standard demographic questionnaire, Barker's Brief Aging Perceptions Questionnaire, and Collett-Lester Fear of Death Scale. Data were collected by interview of respondents at their home. Data analysis was carried out in SPSS 16 using descriptive statistics, analysis of variance, Pearson's test, independent t-test, and linear regression. Respondents had a mean age of 73.97±7.68 years, 42.4% of respondents were men and 57.6% were women. The total Barker's Brief Aging Perceptions Questionnaire score was 63.18±8.75, with the highest score (17.10±4.70) associated with negative consequences and control. The total Collett-Lester Fear of Death Scale score was 128±14.80, with the highest score (35.13±4.06) pertaining to the subscale fear of other people's death. Regression results indicated that the death anxiety score was predictable according to the age and all dimensions of perception of aging, except for the consequences and negative control dimension. Age and the perception of aging are good predictors of death anxiety. The authors recommend further research on the determinants of death anxiety in the elderly and the development of a comprehensive care plan to reduce this anxiety among Iranian elderly.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 66 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 12%
Student > Master 5 8%
Student > Postgraduate 4 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 6%
Other 11 17%
Unknown 24 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 13 20%
Psychology 9 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 5%
Social Sciences 3 5%
Other 10 15%
Unknown 22 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 November 2020.
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#5,410,153
of 16,882,949 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#610
of 1,573 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#110,521
of 284,704 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#20
of 35 outputs
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