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Table 3 Focus groups and interviews – Results for the question: What do you associate with “healthy aging”?

From: Reaching the Elderly: Understanding of health and preventive experiences for a tailored approach – Results of a qualitative study

Women aged Men aged Men aged Women aged
65 to 75 years 65 to 75 years 76 years and older 76 years and older
Physical activity Physical activity Mental and physical activity Mental and physical activity
Healthy diet Mobility Social participation Healthy diet
Relaxation (Physical) performance Will to live Family embeddedness
Well-being    Independent living
Independent living    “Healthy aging” is a contradiction
Social engagement    
Social participation and communication