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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Factors Associated With Low Life Life Satisfaction In Community-dwelling Elderly: Fibra Study.
Author: Pinto, Juliana Martins
Neri, Anita Liberalesso
Abstract: The objectives were to identify factors associated with decreased life satisfaction in community-dwelling elderly and describe such factors according to gender and age bracket. The study interviewed 2,472 elderly individuals 65 years or older without cognitive deficits suggestive of dementia, in probabilistic samples from seven Brazilian cities. All measures were self-reported except for functional performance, indicated by handgrip and gait speed. Women had more chronic diseases, worse functional performance, and greater social involvement when compared to men. The oldest participants showed worse functional performance and less social involvement when compared to the youngest. Low satisfaction was associated with three or more diseases, memory problems, low social involvement, low handgrip strength, and urinary incontinence. The authors conclude that health, functional performance, and social involvement interact with well-being, so interventions targeting these areas can favor quality of life for the elderly.
Subject: Age Factors
Aged, 80 And Over
Chronic Disease
Frail Elderly
Geriatric Assessment
Independent Living
Muscle Strength
Personal Satisfaction
Quality Of Life
Sex Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Citation: Cadernos De Saúde Pública. v. 29, n. 12, p. 2447-58, 2013-Dec.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2013
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