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Associations between functional ability and life satisfaction in the oldest old: results from the longitudinal population study Good Aging in Skane

Enkvist, Åsa LU ; Ekström, Henrik LU and Elmståhl, Sölve LU (2012) In Clinical Interventions in Aging 7. p.313-320
Abstract
Objectives: To describe change in functional ability in the oldest-old population during 3 years and examine its relation to life satisfaction (LS). A total of 681 individuals aged 78 and older from the population-based study Good Aging in Skane took part. Methods: Functional ability was assessed using Sonn and Asberg's Activities of Daily Living (ADL) scale and related to LS assessed by Neugarten et al's Life Satisfaction Index A (LSI-A). Results: Fifty-one percent of 87-93-year-olds reported ADL decline during 3 years. Individuals reporting impaired ADL had a mean LSI-A value of 23.0 compared to 26.4 in those unchanged. ADL decline had a stronger negative effect on LS in the younger group (78-84 years), r = 0.207, P < 0.001. In a... (More)
Objectives: To describe change in functional ability in the oldest-old population during 3 years and examine its relation to life satisfaction (LS). A total of 681 individuals aged 78 and older from the population-based study Good Aging in Skane took part. Methods: Functional ability was assessed using Sonn and Asberg's Activities of Daily Living (ADL) scale and related to LS assessed by Neugarten et al's Life Satisfaction Index A (LSI-A). Results: Fifty-one percent of 87-93-year-olds reported ADL decline during 3 years. Individuals reporting impaired ADL had a mean LSI-A value of 23.0 compared to 26.4 in those unchanged. ADL decline had a stronger negative effect on LS in the younger group (78-84 years), r = 0.207, P < 0.001. In a multiple regression model, one score's decline in ADL capacity corresponded to 1.5 scores lower LS (P < 0.001). Discussion: Effort put into keeping the oldest old on a high level of functional ability has the potential to maintain the LS of this population. (Less)
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life satisfaction, functional ability, longitudinal, oldest old
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Clinical Interventions in Aging
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313 - 320
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Dove Medical Press Ltd.
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1178-1998
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10.2147/CIA.S33610
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  abstract     = {Objectives: To describe change in functional ability in the oldest-old population during 3 years and examine its relation to life satisfaction (LS). A total of 681 individuals aged 78 and older from the population-based study Good Aging in Skane took part. Methods: Functional ability was assessed using Sonn and Asberg's Activities of Daily Living (ADL) scale and related to LS assessed by Neugarten et al's Life Satisfaction Index A (LSI-A). Results: Fifty-one percent of 87-93-year-olds reported ADL decline during 3 years. Individuals reporting impaired ADL had a mean LSI-A value of 23.0 compared to 26.4 in those unchanged. ADL decline had a stronger negative effect on LS in the younger group (78-84 years), r = 0.207, P &lt; 0.001. In a multiple regression model, one score's decline in ADL capacity corresponded to 1.5 scores lower LS (P &lt; 0.001). Discussion: Effort put into keeping the oldest old on a high level of functional ability has the potential to maintain the LS of this population.},
  author       = {Enkvist, Åsa and Ekström, Henrik and Elmståhl, Sölve},
  issn         = {1178-1998},
  keyword      = {life satisfaction,functional ability,longitudinal,oldest old},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {313--320},
  publisher    = {Dove Medical Press Ltd.},
  series       = {Clinical Interventions in Aging},
  title        = {Associations between functional ability and life satisfaction in the oldest old: results from the longitudinal population study Good Aging in Skane},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S33610},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2012},
}