Predictors of decline in social relationships in the rural elderly.
Prospective evidence for predictors of decline in social relationships over a 3-year follow-up period in an elderly cohort are presented.
The cohort consisted of men (n=903) and women (n=1,673) over age 65 years in two rural Iowa counties who were interviewed in 1982 and again in 1985.
Three separate measures of social relationships were dichotomized into lower and higher levels and included the number of close friends and relatives (less than three vs. three or more), church attendance (less than once per month or not at all vs. once per month or more), and membership in a group (nonmember vs. member).
Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Homme, Réseau social, Prédiction, Epidémiologie, Environnement social, Etude cohorte, Etude longitudinale, Iowa, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Sexe, Facteur risque, Sénescence
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Human, Social network, Prediction, Epidemiology, Social environment, Cohort study, Follow up study, Iowa, United States, North America, America, Sex, Risk factor, Senescence
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Cote : 93-0517056
Code Inist : 002A26O. Création : 199406.