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New Study Will Examine the "Well-being Paradox"

It’s called the “well-being paradox”. Despite having many chronic conditions, some older adults continue to describe their health in positive ways. They can bounce-back from health challenges. This resilience may increase health and support healthy aging.  

What explains this phenomenon? And how might understanding it help researchers design effective programs and policies to promote health among other older adults?

These are some of the questions that a team of scholars led by nursing professor Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid and PhD student Carly Whitmore will address in a new study. This project was just awarded funding from a CIHR Catalyst Grant which will support part of Carly’s dissertation work. The team will analyse data found in the Canadian Longitudinal Study in Aging (CLSA) Data set.

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Published on: March 19, 2020

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