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Journal of Aging ResearchVolume 2012 2012, Article ID 120952, 6 pages

Research Article

Office of Population Research, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA

Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA

Received 16 May 2011; Revised 24 July 2011; Accepted 7 September 2011

Academic Editor: Frank Oswald

Copyright © 2012 Sarinnapha Vasunilashorn et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Over the past 30 years, policy makers and professionals who provide services to older adults with chronic conditions and impairments have placed greater emphasis on conceptualizing aging in place as an attainable and worthwhile goal. Little is known, however, of the changes in how this concept has evolved in aging research. To track trends in aging in place, we examined scholarly articles published from 1980 to 2010 that included the concept in eleven academic gerontology journals. We report an increase in the absolute number and proportion of aging-in-place manuscripts published during this period, with marked growth in the 2000s. Topics related to the environment and services were the most commonly examined during 2000–2010 35% and 31%, resp., with a substantial increase in manuscripts pertaining to technology and health-functioning. This underscores the increase in diversity of topics that surround the concept of aging-in-place literature in gerontological research.

Autor: Sarinnapha Vasunilashorn, Bernard A. Steinman, Phoebe S. Liebig, and Jon Pynoos



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