Sense of coherence (SOC) related to health and mortality among the very old: The Umeå 85+ study
2010 (English)In: Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), ISSN 0167-4943, E-ISSN 1872-6976, Vol. 51, 329-332 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We describe associations between sense of coherence (SOC) and sense of well-being, diseases, physical function and the predictive value of SOC on depression and mortality. The study included 190 participants, aged 85-103 years. Linear correlation analysis was used for relationships between SOC scores and continuous variables. The effects of SOC score on 1- and 4-year mortality, as well as on depression at the 5-year follow-up, were investigated using Cox regression models. The mean SOC score was 71.8+/-10.2 (+/-S.D.). SOC score was positively related to well-being (p
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 51, 329-332 p.
Sense of coherence (SOC), Very old age, Health in old age, Social support, Mortality
Research subject Caring Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-32030DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2010.01.013ISI: 000282597400042PubMedID: 20171749OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-32030DiVA: diva2:300558