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Physical health of elderly women

Journal of Women & Aging

Author: Pearson, B. P., Beck, C. M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1989


A discussion of physical health factors that are of special concern to elderly women, beginning with a historical overview of the development of health care services for the elderly in the U.S. The physical changes normally associated with aging are examined, along with several specific ailments, eg, cardiovascular disease, cancer, incontinence, & musculoskeletal & sensory disorders. Probable future trends are analyzed, & it is emphasized that women are important consumers of health care services, whose specific needs demand consideration.

Further Details

Pages: 149-171
Volume: 1
Issue: 1-3
Section: 149
Accession Number: 27.5.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 21/08/2013
Keywords: North Americaolderhealth improvement
Reads: 164