ISSN 1671-3710
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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2019, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (11): 1793-1801.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2019.01793

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Marching to the rhythm of “quality of life” on elders

XIE Xiaofei(), DENG Zhou, LI Mushi, ZHU Minfan   

  1. School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences and Beijing Key Laboratory of Behavior and Mental Health, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
  • Received:2019-05-05 Online:2019-10-31 Published:2019-09-23
  • Contact: Xiaofei XIE


It is critical to define the indicators when discussing “Healthy Aging”. “Quality of Life (QoL)” as a comprehensive concept, includes physical, psychological, social and environmental aspects, which surpasses traditional definitions such as “life expectancy” and “healthy life expectancy”. QoL is a widely accepted concept that emphasizes on subjectivity, plasticity and multi-dimension. Interventions based on positive psychological factors promoting elder’s QoL are explored. The recessing of physical system is unavoidable during the aging process, but active participation of individual’s psychological system could march to the rhythm of “quality of life” on elders.

Key words: quality of life, life expectancy, healthy life expectancy, healthy aging

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