Aging Research - Methodological Issues

  • Carmen García-Peña
  • Luis Miguel Gutiérrez-Robledo
  • Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda, Carmen García-Peña, Luis Miguel Gutiérrez-Robledo
    Pages 1-9
  3. Rubén Fossion, Leonardo Zapata-Fonseca
    Pages 11-24
  4. José Mario González-Meljem, Scott Haston, Suchira Gallage, Andrew J. Innes
    Pages 25-54
  5. Isabel Arrieta-Cruz, Armando Luna-López
    Pages 55-62
  6. Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda, Lorena Jocabed Rocha Balcázar, Miguel Germán Borda
    Pages 63-72
  7. Fernando A. Wagner, Laurens G. Van Sluytman, Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue Vakalahi, Chioma Nwakanma Wosu
    Pages 73-81
  8. Sergio Sánchez-García, Erika Heredia-Ponce, Luis Pablo Cruz-Hervert, Ángel Cárdenas-Bahena, Laura Bárbara Velázquez-Olmedo, Carmen García-Peña
    Pages 83-93
  9. Carmen García-Peña, Claudia Espinel-Bermúdez, Pamela Tella-Vega, Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda, Luis Miguel Gutiérrez-Robledo
    Pages 95-113
  10. Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda, Antonio Cherubini, Carmen García-Peña, Elisa Zengarini, Luis Miguel Gutiérrez-Robledo
    Pages 115-127
  11. Joseph J. Gallo, Jin Hui Joo
    Pages 129-142
  12. Miguel Ángel Villasís-Keever, Mario Enrique Rendón-Macías, Raúl Hernán Medina-Campos
    Pages 143-155
  13. Hortensia Reyes-Morales, Svetlana V. Doubova, Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas
    Pages 157-174
  14. Juan Carlos Gómez-Verján, Luis Miguel Gutiérrez-Robledo
    Pages 185-196
  15. Elizabeth Caro-López, Ernesto Velasco-Sánchez
    Pages 197-208
  16. Tirso Zúñiga-Santamaría, Carmen Jimena Vázquez-García
    Pages 209-219
  17. David X. Marquez, Iraida V. Carrion, Susan Aguiñaga, Melissa Lamar
    Pages 221-229
  18. Matteo Cesari, Marco Canevelli, Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda
    Pages 231-241
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 243-246

About this book


This is the second edition of a well received book that reviews classical epidemiological and clinical research designs, with a specific focus on aging. Chapters cover basic topics like the scientific method, ethics, and  the consequences of  certain exclusion criteria.  The work also  includes a look at clinical concepts like multimorbidity, frailty and functionality. New material includes chapters such as geroscience, health systems research, big data and data mining, financing and future of aging research.  The authors reveal the issues and challenges for researchers of age and aging, and also consider, from basic to clinical, and from clinical to public policies of social and health care.  

The focus on aging is what gives this book its valuable perspective on research methodology. All authors have considerable experience in aging, geriatrics or gerontology, and each chapter includes both a theoretical framework and practical examples of studies in aging. Readers will discover study designs that are reviewed for basic structure, main flaws and advantages, and are analyzed for specific conditions and variables regarding aging.

This text is suited to both health care professionals caring for older adults, and researchers who are new to research in aging. It is relevant across the disciplines, including medicine, psychology, social sciences and dentistry, and it supports learning with graphs and figures.


Aging Research Geriatrics Multimorbidity Research Methodology Research studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Carmen García-Peña
    • 1
  • Luis Miguel Gutiérrez-Robledo
    • 2
  • Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda
    • 3
  1. 1.National Institute of GeriatricsMexico CityMexico
  2. 2.National Institute of GeriatricsMexico CityMexico
  3. 3.National Institute of GeriatricsMexico CityMexico

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