The impact of structural and functional characteristics of social relations as determinants of functional decline.

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The impact of structural and functional characteristics of social relations as determinants of functional decline. / Avlund, Kirsten; Lund, Rikke; Holstein, Bjørn E; Due, Pernille; Sakari-Rantala, Ritva; Heikkinen, Riitta-Liisa.

In: Journals of Gerontology. Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences, Vol. 59, No. 1, 2004, p. S44-51.

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Avlund, K, Lund, R, Holstein, BE, Due, P, Sakari-Rantala, R & Heikkinen, R-L 2004, 'The impact of structural and functional characteristics of social relations as determinants of functional decline.', Journals of Gerontology. Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. S44-51.

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Avlund, K., Lund, R., Holstein, B. E., Due, P., Sakari-Rantala, R., & Heikkinen, R-L. (2004). The impact of structural and functional characteristics of social relations as determinants of functional decline. Journals of Gerontology. Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences, 59(1), S44-51.

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Avlund K, Lund R, Holstein BE, Due P, Sakari-Rantala R, Heikkinen R-L. The impact of structural and functional characteristics of social relations as determinants of functional decline. Journals of Gerontology. Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences. 2004;59(1):S44-51.

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Avlund, Kirsten ; Lund, Rikke ; Holstein, Bjørn E ; Due, Pernille ; Sakari-Rantala, Ritva ; Heikkinen, Riitta-Liisa. / The impact of structural and functional characteristics of social relations as determinants of functional decline. In: Journals of Gerontology. Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences. 2004 ; Vol. 59, No. 1. pp. S44-51.

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title = "The impact of structural and functional characteristics of social relations as determinants of functional decline.",
abstract = "OBJECTIVES: This study examines whether aspects of social relations at baseline are related to functional decline at 5-year follow-up among nondisabled old men and women. METHODS: The investigation is based on baseline and follow-up data on 651 nondisabled 75-year-old persons in Jyv{\"a}skyl{\"a} (Finland) and Glostrup (Denmark). The analyses are performed separately for men and women. Possible selection problems were considered by using three outcome measures: first, functional decline among the survivors (n = 425); second, functional decline, including death, assuming that death is part of a general decline pattern (n = 565); and third, mortality (n = 651). Social relations were measured at baseline by several items focusing on the structure and function of the social network. RESULTS: In men, no weekly telephone contact was related to functional decline and mortality. Among women, less than weekly telephone contact, no membership in a retirement club, and not sewing for others were significantly related to functional decline and mortality. The associations were stronger when the dead were included in the outcome measure. DISCUSSION: The results point to the importance of social relations in the prevention of functional decline in older adults.",
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AU - Avlund, Kirsten

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AU - Due, Pernille

AU - Sakari-Rantala, Ritva

AU - Heikkinen, Riitta-Liisa

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N2 - OBJECTIVES: This study examines whether aspects of social relations at baseline are related to functional decline at 5-year follow-up among nondisabled old men and women. METHODS: The investigation is based on baseline and follow-up data on 651 nondisabled 75-year-old persons in Jyväskylä (Finland) and Glostrup (Denmark). The analyses are performed separately for men and women. Possible selection problems were considered by using three outcome measures: first, functional decline among the survivors (n = 425); second, functional decline, including death, assuming that death is part of a general decline pattern (n = 565); and third, mortality (n = 651). Social relations were measured at baseline by several items focusing on the structure and function of the social network. RESULTS: In men, no weekly telephone contact was related to functional decline and mortality. Among women, less than weekly telephone contact, no membership in a retirement club, and not sewing for others were significantly related to functional decline and mortality. The associations were stronger when the dead were included in the outcome measure. DISCUSSION: The results point to the importance of social relations in the prevention of functional decline in older adults.

AB - OBJECTIVES: This study examines whether aspects of social relations at baseline are related to functional decline at 5-year follow-up among nondisabled old men and women. METHODS: The investigation is based on baseline and follow-up data on 651 nondisabled 75-year-old persons in Jyväskylä (Finland) and Glostrup (Denmark). The analyses are performed separately for men and women. Possible selection problems were considered by using three outcome measures: first, functional decline among the survivors (n = 425); second, functional decline, including death, assuming that death is part of a general decline pattern (n = 565); and third, mortality (n = 651). Social relations were measured at baseline by several items focusing on the structure and function of the social network. RESULTS: In men, no weekly telephone contact was related to functional decline and mortality. Among women, less than weekly telephone contact, no membership in a retirement club, and not sewing for others were significantly related to functional decline and mortality. The associations were stronger when the dead were included in the outcome measure. DISCUSSION: The results point to the importance of social relations in the prevention of functional decline in older adults.

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