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Personality traits, coping strategies and nonspecific psychological distress: considerations for mental health in older adults  


MOJ Gerontology & Geriatrics
Garofalo Carolina Sofía,1 Petrikovich Lucía,1 Garcia Claudia Silvina2

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Abstract

The study of older adults has gained relevance in recent years. Although personality traits, coping strategies, and nonspecific psychological distress are related to mental health, they have not been studied in depth in this age group. The main purpose of this review was to address the interaction between these variables, considering adaptive and maladaptive aspects, and clarifying their specific characteristics in older adults. The current context of the COVID-19 pandemic represents a risk factor and a challenge for individuals in this age group, influencing both physical and mental health.

Keywords

older adults, stress, personality traits, coping strategies, nonspecific psychological distress, anxiety and depression, experience, agreeableness, and conscientiousness. Neuroticism, physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral symptoms, mental health, coping strategies, psychological distress

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