Quality of life of older people in China: A systematic review

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The quality of life (QoL) of older people is of increasing interest in China, due to its ageing population. A systematic review of published QoL studies was undertaken to examine different measurements and related factors of QoL of older people in China. Papers were identified by searching the following electronic databases: Web of Science, PsycINFO, MEDLINE, PubMed, CINAHL,
China Academic Journal and VIP Database for Chinese Technical Periodicals. Fifteen studies were included in the review, using eight different QoL measurement tools. Health status, psychologicalwell-being, socialwell-being,
housing and socio-demographic factors were identified as important related factors of QoL. Further studies are needed using valid measurement tools to explore more factors, especially culturally specific contributors, to the QoL of older people.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-100
Number of pages13
JournalReviews in Clinical Gerontology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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