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Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 340161, 14 pages
Reciprocity: A Predictor of Mental Health and Continuity in Elderly People's Relationships? A Review
Department of Research, Diakonhjemmet University College, P.O. Box 184, Vinderen, 0319 Oslo, Norway
Received 25 January 2010; Revised 23 June 2010; Accepted 23 June 2010
Academic Editor: Gjumrakch Aliev
Copyright © 2010 Live Fyrand. 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.
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