Gudkov A.B. 1,2, Dyomin A.V. 2, Gribanov A.V. 2, Popova O.N. 1 

1 Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education “North State Medical University” of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation

2 Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education “Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V.Lomonosov”, Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation

The specifics are presented of pace of aging, of levels of anxiety and quality of life in women survivors of fires aged 60-69. It is found that the experienced stressful situation associated with fire increases the rate of aging in elderly women, increases situational anxiety, leads to the development of high levels of personal anxiety, as well as reduces the physical and psychological components of quality of life.

Key words: fire, personal anxiety, quality of life, rate of aging, situational anxiety, stressful situation, women fire-victims aged 60-69

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