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Successful aging in health care institutions

In 1996/97, 43% of the institutional population aged 65 or older reported positive self-perceived health. Institutional residents with positive self-perceived health had a lower risk of mortality. The odds of positive self-perceived health were higher for those who were usually free of pain and were independent. Participation in social and recreational activities and having a close relationship with at least one staff member of the institution were associated with positive self-perceived health.

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