This study analyzes a veteran status' effects on aging among women 80 years and older. For policy and practice, this research clearly states that mental health and healthy behaviors are important for aging women, and that the VA should continue research on health needs of aging female veterans. Suggestions for future research include studies to better understand special health risks among older female veterans, how self-resiliency among female veterans affects their health as they age, and how educational attainment relates to older female veterans' health.
LaCroix, A. Z., Rillamas-Sun, E., Woods, N. F., Weitlauf, J., Zaslavsky, O., Shih, R., LaMonte, M. J., Bird, C., Yano, E. M., LeBoff, M., Washington, D., & Reiber, G. (2016). Aging well among women veterans compared with non-veterans in the women’s health initiative. The Gerontologist, 56(S1), S14-S26. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnv124
Family, Life Course, and Society | Gerontology | Medicine and Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Age, Healthy aging, Disability, Quality of life, Women veterans
Women veterans; Aging
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Aging Well among Women Veterans Compared with Non-Veterans in the Women’s Health Initiative"" (2016). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 322.
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