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Objectives:To examine models of informal support received by elders in the United States and Sweden and to test whether differences in informal support appear to stem from demographic differences between the nations alone or whether cultural and historical differences must also be considered....
Objectives:Although older women are disabled from arthritis at higher rates than men, there is an inadequate understanding of the factors that place women at higher risks. The purpose of this research is to improve understanding of gender differences in the process of becoming disabled among...
Objectives:Previous studies have shown relationships among personality, perceived efficacy, and proactive health behaviors. Although health behaviors are particularly important among seniors, little is known regarding predictors of health behaviors in older adults. The current study examined the...
Objectives:This study examines whether patterns of social network size, functional social support, and loneliness are different for older persons with different types of chronic diseases. Methods:In a community-based sample of 2,788 men and women age 55 to 85 years participating in the...
Objectives:The objective of this article is to determine direct and indirect contributions of objective and subjective quality of life (QOL) to positive and negative indicators of mental health. Specifically, the dual-channel hypothesis predicted that objective and subjective social engagement...
Objectives:To evaluate the psychometric properties of a Chinese translation of the 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) in theWell Elderly Study—a randomized clinical trial designed to evaluate the effectiveness of preventive occupational therapy services specifically tailored for...
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