Rantakokko, M, Duncan, R, Robinson, L and Wilkie, R ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4825-714X (2020) Natural History of Social Participation in the Very Old: Findings from the Newcastle 85+ Study. Journal of Aging and Health. 898264320944672 - ?.

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Objective: To describe the natural history of social participation in people aged 85 years and over. Methods: Prospective cohort study; Newcastle 85+ study. Data were collected at baseline (n = 850) and at 18-, 36- and 60-month follow-ups (n = 344). Participation in 19 social activities (e.g. playing bingo, doing volunteer work and watching television) was measured at each time point. Results: The mean number of activities reported at baseline was 8.7 (SD 2.6). The number of activities was higher in those with higher educational attainment and intact walking ability (both p < .001). Social participation decreased significantly over time (p < .001) and at a similar rate in both sexes and for those with/without limited walking ability but at a higher rate in those with higher than lower educational attainment (p = .019). Discussion: Social participation seems to decrease significantly between ages 85 and 90 years; ways of encouraging social participation in this age group are needed.

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Additional Information: The final version of this article and all relevant information regarding copyrights can be found online at; https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0898264320944672
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Primary, Community and Social Care
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2020 16:03
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2020 16:03
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/8614

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