Beauty After 50: What Real Women Wish You Knew

Women of various ages 982954

Abstract We conducted a qualitative study of 1, women over age 50 to capture the thoughts, feelings, and attitudes that women at middle age have about their bodies and the experience of aging. Via an open-ended question online survey, four primary themes emerged: 1 the physical and psychological experience of aging; 2 the injustices, inequities, and challenges of aging; 3 the importance of self-care; and 4 a plea for recognition of the need to maintain a contributory role in society. To gather information from women in this age group and to obtain a rich description of their experience, we launched the Gender and Body Image GABI study. This study gathered survey-based information about body image, health, and aging from 1, women over age 50 across the United States. Quantitative data, which have been reported elsewhere Gagne et al. We aimed to enrich our understanding of the experience of aging by describing experiences, opinions, and feelings that a broader age range of women 50 years and older in the US have with body image, health, and aging via a different type of qualitative sampling, namely, open-ended questions. A qualitative approach, employing thematic analysis, was used to elicit themes across these domains to capture, describe, and understand the complexity involved with aging for women. The survey was modeled on a prior study of eating disorder behaviors in women ages 25 to 40 Reba-Harrelson et al.

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