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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
Method
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

Results
The association between social participation and successful aging in Dutch adults aged 55 – 85
Michiel van den Dries
and
Thamar Jurgens
Health benefits:
- less risk on depression
- less mortality
- less disability
- better self related health, cognitive health and health related behaviors
Socially active
Unsuccessful
successful
Hypothesis
Social participation is positively associated with successful aging for older adults who are more socially active
Measurements
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!

Discussion
27-06-2013
+ prospective study design
+ sample size
+ even distribution men - women

- definition of successful aging
- social participation
- S U S
- possible other confounders &
effectmod.

Thank you for your attention!
Questions?
Introduction
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
Conslusion
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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