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Disability of the Elderly across Cultures

Carlos Diaz-Venegas, Christian Dudel, Maria Andrée López Gómez; in Collaboration with Timothy A. Reistetter (The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA), Rebeca Wong (The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA), Alejandra Michaels-Obregon (The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA), Ickpyo Hong (The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA), Sergio de la Vega (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico), Ching-Yi Wang (Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung City, Taiwan), Fernando Benavides (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain)

Differences in how disability affects the elderly can be observed across countries. The project investigates how cultural, socioeconomic, and gender differences influence disability in different cultures.Detailed description

Research keywords: Ageing, Mortality and Longevity

Publications

Díaz-Venegas, C.; Reistetter, T. A.; Wong, R.:
Journals of Gerontology: Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences (2016).
Díaz-Venegas, C.; Wong, R.:
Disability and Health Journal 9:3, 524-532 (2016).

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