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Conceptualizing age-friendly community characteristics in a sample of urban elders: an exploratory factor analysis.
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PMID:  23350565     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Accurate conceptualization and measurement of age-friendly community characteristics would help to reduce barriers to documenting the effects on elders of interventions to create such communities. This article contributes to the measurement of age-friendly communities through an exploratory factor analysis of items reflecting an existing US Environmental Protection Agency policy framework. From a sample of urban elders (n = 1,376), we identified 6 factors associated with demographic and health characteristics: access to business and leisure, social interaction, access to health care, neighborhood problems, social support, and community engagement. Future research should explore the effects of these factors across contexts and populations.
Richard J Smith; Amanda J Lehning; Ruth E Dunkle
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gerontological social work     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1540-4048     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gerontol Soc Work     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903311     Medline TA:  J Gerontol Soc Work     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  90-111     Citation Subset:  IM    
a School of Social Work , Wayne State University , Detroit , Michigan , USA.
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