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Everyday Health among Older People: A Comparison between Two Countries with Variant Life Conditions
Blekinge Center of Competence, Karlskrona, Sweden.
Department of Health Sciences, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
Division of Nursing, NVS, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Institute of Gerontology. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. ARN-J (Aging Research Network - Jönköping). Stockholm Centre for Health and Social Change (SCOHOST), Södertörn University, Huddinge, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1599-0444
2017 (English)In: Journal of Aging Research, ISSN 2090-2204, E-ISSN 2090-2212, article id 2720942Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This study described health factors of importance for everyday health, such as pain, tiredness, and sleeping problems, in a cross-national context. Data for persons 60+ years were obtained from the Poverty and Health in Aging study, Bangladesh, and the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care-Blekinge. The strongest associations with everyday health in Sweden were found for pain and tiredness, while in Bangladesh they were financial status, tiredness, and sleeping problems. As similarities were found regarding the associations of tiredness on everyday health, tiredness may be a universal predictor of everyday health in older adults irrespective of country context.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-37290DOI: 10.1155/2017/2720942PubMedID: 28875042Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85028308831Local ID: GOA HHJ 2017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-37290DiVA, id: diva2:1140800
Available from: 2017-09-13 Created: 2017-09-13 Last updated: 2019-06-05Bibliographically approved

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