Journal of Gerontological Nursing

KEYPOINTS: FRONTIER ELDERS

Abstract

Johnson, J.E. Stress, Social Support, and Health in Frontier Elders. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 1998, 24(5):29-35.

1 Frontier elders experience greater physical impairment and more chronic illnesses than older adults who live in urban settings.

2 Life events and chronic strains, which are the primary sources of stress in one's life and can lead to illness, may be buffered by social support.

3 Findings of this study showed that frontier-dwelling elders experienced poor physical health, increased stress, and decreased social support.

4 There are age, gender, and marital differences in stress, social support, and physical health of frontier elders.…

Johnson, J.E. Stress, Social Support, and Health in Frontier Elders. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 1998, 24(5):29-35.

1 Frontier elders experience greater physical impairment and more chronic illnesses than older adults who live in urban settings.

2 Life events and chronic strains, which are the primary sources of stress in one's life and can lead to illness, may be buffered by social support.

3 Findings of this study showed that frontier-dwelling elders experienced poor physical health, increased stress, and decreased social support.

4 There are age, gender, and marital differences in stress, social support, and physical health of frontier elders.

10.3928/0098-9134-19980501-13

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