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Social participation & successful aging

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Thamar Jurgens

on 27 June 2013

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Transcript of Social participation & successful aging

Successful aging
3107 Dutch respondents of LASA
Longitudinal prospective observational study design
Baseline (1992-1993), 3- years, 6-years follow up

Inclusion criteria:
- successful agers at baseline

Exclusion criteria:
- missing values on all dimensions

The association between social participation and successful aging in Dutch adults aged 55 – 85
Michiel van den Dries
Thamar Jurgens
Health benefits:
- less risk on depression
- less mortality
- less disability
- better self related health, cognitive health and health related behaviors
Socially active
Social participation is positively associated with successful aging for older adults who are more socially active
Dependent variable:
Successful aging:
- cognitive status (MMSE) > 24
- Depression < 16
- Comorbidity < 3
- Age > 70
Independent variable:

Social participation (scale 7-49)
Statistical analyses
- SPSS 20.0

- Kaplan Meijer
- Cox regression

Confounders and effect modifiers:
sex, age, marital status

P< 0.05

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 &

Thank you for your attention!
Crude analysis
B=0.377 HR=1.458, P<0.01
Included persons:

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
6 years
Mean 4.905 (SD: 1.645)
Event rate
5.008 x 1000 person y.
6.916 (soc. active)
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