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Titolo:
Disparate effects of socioeconomic status on physical function and emotional well-being in older adults
Autore:
Rios, DA; Abdulah, DR; Wei, JY; Hausdorff, JM;
Indirizzi:
Harvard Univ, Sch Med, Div Aging, Boston, MA USA Harvard Univ Boston MA USA vard Univ, Sch Med, Div Aging, Boston, MA USA
Titolo Testata:
AGING-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH
fascicolo: 1, volume: 13, anno: 2001,
pagine: 30 - 37
SICI:
0394-9532(200102)13:1<30:DEOSSO>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
MINI-MENTAL-STATE; HAND-HELD DYNAMOMETRY; DISEASE RISK-FACTORS; CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE; LIFE EXPECTANCY; GRIP STRENGTH; NURSING-HOME; HEALTH; DISABILITY; AGE;
Keywords:
aging; emotional well-being; physical function; socioeconomic status;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
62
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Hausdorff, JM Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr, Gerontol Div, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA02215 USA Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr 330 Brookline Ave Boston MA USA 02215
Citazione:
D.A. Rios et al., "Disparate effects of socioeconomic status on physical function and emotional well-being in older adults", AGING-CLIN, 13(1), 2001, pp. 30-37

Abstract

We tested the hypothesis that among community living older adults with relatively low and high socioeconomic status (SES), low SES is associated withboth poorer emotional well-being and physical function. Ambulatory, community living older men and women (70-89 years of age) were recruited from outpatient geriatric assessment clinics in relatively high socioeconomic areasof greater Boston (High SES, N=47), and from an urban senior center in theinner city (Low SES, N=66). We assessed health status, mental health, upper and lower extremity strength and physical function. We found that health status was not significantly different in the two groups. Quadriceps strength (Low SES: 199 +/- 57 N High SES: 190 +/- 56 N; p=0.531) and Up and Go times (Low SES: 14.3 +/-3. 1 sec; High SES: 16.7 +/-9.5 sec; p=0.068) were not significantly different in the two groups, while grip strength was slightly higher in the Low SES group (Low SES: 22.8 +/-6.45 kg; High SES: 20.07 +/-7.55 kg; p=0.049). In contrast, subjects with Low SES tended to have an increased tendency towards depression. Scores on the Geriatric Depression Scale were 3.8 +/-3.0 in Low SES, and 1.8 +/-2.8 in High SES (p<0.001). We conclude that while health status and physical Junction were not worse in subjects with low SES, emotional well-being was markedly less compared to seniors with high SES. SES may have disparate effects on physical function and mental health, perhaps due to different compensatory mechanisms.

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