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ERIC Number: EJ954961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
The Relative Contribution of Health Status and Quality of Life Domains in Subjective Health in Old Age
Prieto-Flores, Maria-Eugenia; Moreno-Jimenez, Antonio; Fernandez-Mayoralas, Gloria; Rojo-Perez, Fermina; Forjaz, Maria Joao
Social Indicators Research, v106 n1 p27-39 Mar 2012
To analyze the influence of different health status dimensions and quality of life (QoL) domains on older adults' subjective health, and to assess the role that residential satisfaction plays in these relationships. A QoL survey was conducted on a representative sample of the community-dwelling older adult population in Madrid province (Spain). Logistic regression models were applied to studying: the health status dimensions associated with satisfaction with health; the relationship between satisfaction with health and other QoL domains; and, the influence of these domains on satisfaction with life. Sociodemographic and residential characteristics were included in all the models. The determinants of satisfaction with health in the first model were: mobility, usual activities, morbidity, and satisfaction with neighborhood. QoL domains associated with health were: leisure activities, neighborhood, and finances. Satisfaction with life was explained by these three domains, along with age, family and health. In sum, leisure, neighborhood, and finances showed a positive effect on satisfaction with health and with life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain