Objectives: To investigate the roles of reasons for living (RFL) and meaning in life (MIL) in potentially promoting mental health and well-being and protecting against suicide ideation among community-residing older adults and to investigate the psychometric properties of the Reasons for Living Scale-Older Adult version (RFL-OA). Purpose: The purposes of these studies were to develop and initially evaluate the psychometric properties of the Reasons for Living Scale—Older Adult version (RFL-OA), an older adults version of a measure designed to assess reasons for living among individuals at risk for suicide. Design and Methods: Two studies are reported.Study 1 involved instrument development with 106 community Cited by: 68.
Adults with mood disorders are at elevated risk for suicide. Psychological features such as hopelessness increase their risk for suicide ideation. Few studies have examined psychological constructs posited to lower risk for suicide ideation. The authors tested the hypothesis that reasons for living Cited by: 108. Feb 26, 2018 · Older adults have elevated suicide rates, and identification of protective factors, such as reasons for living, is important in preventing suicide. The Reasons for Living—Older Adults scale (RFL-OA) is a 69-item measure of these protective factors in Cited by: 1.
Responsibility to loved ones is high on the list of reasons for living for older adults (Miller, Segal, & Coolidge, 2001). There appears to be no significant differences in reasons for living between older women and men, implying that the gender differences in reasons for living found among younger individuals diminish with advancing age (Segal &. GoalImprove the health, function, and quality of life of older adults.OverviewAs Americans live longer, growth in the number of older adults is unprecedented. In 2014, 14.5% (46.3 million) of the US population was aged 65 or older and is projected to reach 23.5% (98 million) by 2060.1Aging adults experience higher risk of chronic disease. In 2012, 60% of older adults managed 2.