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dc.contributor.authorGiles, L.en
dc.contributor.authorMetcalf, P.en
dc.contributor.authorGlonek, G.en
dc.contributor.authorLuszcz, M.en
dc.contributor.authorAndrews, G.en
dc.date.issued2004en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Aging and Health, 2004; 16(4):517-538en
dc.identifier.issn0898-2643en
dc.identifier.issn1552-6887en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/469-
dc.description© 2004 SAGE Publicationsen
dc.description.abstractObjective: To investigate the effects of total social networks and specific social net-works with children, relatives, friends, and confidants on disability in mobility and Nagi functional tasks. Methods: Six waves of data from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing were used. Data came from 1,477 participants aged 70 years or older. The effects of total social networks and those with children, relatives, friends, and confidants on transitions in disability status were analyzed using binary and multinomial logistic regression. Results: After controlling for a range of health, environmental, and personal factors, social networks with relatives were protective against developing mobility disability (OR = 0.89; 95% CI = 0.79 to 1.00) and Nagi disability (OR = 0.85; 95% CI = 0.74 to 0.96). Other social subnetworks did not have a consistent effect on the development of disability. Discussion: The effects of social relationships extend beyond disability in activities of daily living. Networks with relatives protect against disability in mobility and Nagi tasks.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityLynne C. Giles, Patricia A. Metcalf, Gary F. V. Glonek, Mary A. Luszcz, and Gary R. Andrewsen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSage Publications Incen
dc.source.urihttp://jah.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/16/4/517en
dc.subjectTransitions; Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing; activity limitations; disability; social networksen
dc.titleThe effects of social networks on disability in older Australiansen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0020041537en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0898264304265778en
dc.identifier.pubid56234-
pubs.library.collectionApplied Mathematics publicationsen
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.identifier.orcidGiles, L. [0000-0001-9054-9088]en
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