Acta Colombiana de Psicología
versão impressa ISSN 0123-9155
URIBE RODRIGUEZ, ANA FERNANDA; VALDERRAMA ORBEGOZO, LAURA JULIANA e MOLINA LINDE, JUAN MÁXIMO. OBJECTIVE HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH IN COLOMBIAN OLDER ADULTS . Act.Colom.Psicol. [online]. 2007, vol.10, n.1, pp. 75-81. ISSN 0123-9155.
The aim of this research project was to describe the objective and psychic health of older adults in relation to gender, age and marital status. A sample of 500 people between the ages of 65 and 81 with an average of 65.59 and a standard deviation of 8.857 was selected for this study. Results showed significant differences both in objective and mental health based on gender, being greater for men as compared to women. No significant differences were found in terms of age and marital status. These results led to the conclusion that it is important to design and implement intervention programs that take into account, in an integrated manner, the specific changes found both for men and women and also to carry out systematic follow-up procedures that guarantee the improvement of the bio-psycho-social conditions of older adults
Palavras-chave : psychic health; objective health; adult greater.