Life satisfaction of elderly females who are overweight as compared to elderly females of ideal weight

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Title:
Life satisfaction of elderly females who are overweight as compared to elderly females of ideal weight
Author:
Rosenquist, Lawrence Karl
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A descriptive study was done to determine the difference in life satisfaction of elderly females who were overweight as compared to elderly females of ideal weight. The sample consisted of 30 females, aged 60 to 80, who were living in the community. No differences in life satisfaction scores were found between the overweight and ideal weight elderly females. The elderly females who were identified as being overweight had a mean life satisfaction score of 14.8 with a standard deviation of 2.45. Elderly females of ideal weight had a mean life satisfaction score of 15.9 with a standard deviation of 2.12. Major differences in summated results of selected demographic variables were not found for the elderly females who were overweight as compared to the elderly females of ideal weight. Findings from the study and implications for nursing are discussed. Recommendations for further research are included.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Obesity -- Psychological aspects.; Self-perception.; Older women.; Health attitudes.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Pergrin, Jessie V.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleLife satisfaction of elderly females who are overweight as compared to elderly females of ideal weighten_US
dc.creatorRosenquist, Lawrence Karlen_US
dc.contributor.authorRosenquist, Lawrence Karlen_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA descriptive study was done to determine the difference in life satisfaction of elderly females who were overweight as compared to elderly females of ideal weight. The sample consisted of 30 females, aged 60 to 80, who were living in the community. No differences in life satisfaction scores were found between the overweight and ideal weight elderly females. The elderly females who were identified as being overweight had a mean life satisfaction score of 14.8 with a standard deviation of 2.45. Elderly females of ideal weight had a mean life satisfaction score of 15.9 with a standard deviation of 2.12. Major differences in summated results of selected demographic variables were not found for the elderly females who were overweight as compared to the elderly females of ideal weight. Findings from the study and implications for nursing are discussed. Recommendations for further research are included.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectObesity -- Psychological aspects.en_US
dc.subjectSelf-perception.en_US
dc.subjectOlder women.en_US
dc.subjectHealth attitudes.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPergrin, Jessie V.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1338528en_US
dc.identifier.oclc24081669en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17806239en_US
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