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Social participation & successful aging
Transcript of Social participation & successful aging
3107 Dutch respondents of LASA
Longitudinal prospective observational study design
Baseline (1992-1993), 3- years, 6-years follow up
- successful agers at baseline
- missing values on all dimensions
The association between social participation and successful aging in Dutch adults aged 55 – 85
Michiel van den Dries
- less risk on depression
- less mortality
- less disability
- better self related health, cognitive health and health related behaviors
Social participation is positively associated with successful aging for older adults who are more socially active
- cognitive status (MMSE) > 24
- Depression < 16
- Comorbidity < 3
- Age > 70
Social participation (scale 7-49)
- SPSS 20.0
- Kaplan Meijer
- Cox regression
Confounders and effect modifiers:
sex, age, marital status
Positive association between social participation and successful aging!
+ prospective study design
+ sample size
+ even distribution men - women
- definition of successful aging
- social participation
- S U S
- possible other confounders &
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B=0.377 HR=1.458, P<0.01
aged 54 - 85 (mean 68 SD: 8)
n= 1840 50,6 % male
no significant differences between included & excluded
Total social participation
Mean score 16.13 (SD: 5.225)
Adjusted analyses (age)
B= 0.191 HR= 1.211 P = 0.036
Follow up time
Mean 4.905 (SD: 1.645)
5.008 x 1000 person y.
6.916 (soc. active)