DIFFERENTIATED ASSESSMENT OF ANXIETY IN ELDERLY WOMEN

Anatolii Vladimirovich Gribanov, Irina Sergeevna Deputat, Yulia Sergeevna Dzhos, Alexandra Nikolaevna Nehoroshkova, Irina Leopolidovna Bolshevidtseva, Yana Vladimirovna Kereush, Irina Nikolaevna Deryabina, Larisa Fedorovna Startseva, Tatyana Valerjevna Emeljyanova, Tatyana Vladimirovna Bagretsova, Irina Victorovna Ikonnikova

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The article presents the results of a study designed to assess the anxiety and an analysis of its individual components in 104 elderly women. Summary of the data obtained shows that women between ages 55-64 years have higher anxiety in comparison with older women (65-74 years of age). This is due to emotional difficulties associated with a person’s transition to old age. The anxiety is expressed as emotional discomfort indicators and in anxious assessment of near-term perspective. High indication of asthenic symptoms were present in both age groups, which is likely to be associated not only with the manifestation of anxiety but also with a separate state characterizing the elderly.


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anxiety, old age, characteristics of trait anxiety

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12955/cbup.v3.612

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