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A gendered lifecourse examination of sleep difficulties among older women

Abstract:

Recent research has suggested that understanding and addressing the high prevalence of sleep difficulties in older women requires going beyond a purely physiological focus to address the role of social contextual pressures and demands. We take a gendered lifecourse approach to explore how sleep difficulties have evolved and how their management might reflect the position of older women in society more broadly. We conducted in-depth interviews with 12 oldest-old (average age 86) community-dwel...

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10.1017/S0144686X11000201

Authors


Walker, RB More by this author
Luszcz, MA More by this author
Journal:
Ageing and Society
Volume:
32
Issue:
2
Pages:
219-238
Publication date:
2012-02-05
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EISSN:
1469-1779
ISSN:
0144-686X
URN:
uuid:220d9c19-3d56-4147-9aef-2d26977e61f9
Source identifiers:
351712
Local pid:
pubs:351712

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