https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi= ... 2Fa0032845
...the occurrence of a serious health event predicted increased use of selection, optimization and compensation (SOC) strategies, which in turn predicted higher self-rated health and life satisfaction. ... this effect was moderated by negative self perception of aging (SPA) that is, in case of a serious health event, the perception that aging is associated with physical losses led to lower use of SOC strategies promoting a healthy lifestyle negative self-perceptions ... negative SPA as associated with physical losses might impair health-related strategies that are important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Future intervention studies could attempt to challenge negative self perception of aging to support effective strategy use in older adults with serious illnesses.
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