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Dynamics of family economic hardship and the progression of health problems of husbands and wives during the middle years: a perspective from rural Mid-West.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20682949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of theoretically important dimensions of stability and change in economic hardship during early middle years on decade-long health problems of husbands and wives.
METHOD: The study used prospective data collected from 360 middle-aged husbands and wives during a 12-year period. The variables included self-reported economic hardship (22 items), mental and physical health, and physical impairment.
RESULTS: The results supported the hypothesis that the dynamics of family economic hardship (in terms of stability and change) during the early middle years contribute to subsequent onset of health problems of middle-aged husbands and wives. These health problems in turn progress as an interrelated process through intrahealth-domain continuities, cross-health domain proliferations, and dyadic associations as they pass through midlife.
DISCUSSION: A better understanding of these processes may aid in the formation and effective implementation of health promotion programs for middle-aged husbands and wives.
K A S Wickrama; Kyung Hwa Kwag; Federick O Lorenz; Rand D Conger; Florensia F Surjadi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-08-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of aging and health     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1552-6887     ISO Abbreviation:  J Aging Health     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-03     Completed Date:  2011-12-20     Revised Date:  2014-09-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912686     Medline TA:  J Aging Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1132-57     Citation Subset:  T    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Disease Progression
Economic Recession / statistics & numerical data*
Family Relations*
Health Status*
Mental Health
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Regression Analysis
Rural Population / statistics & numerical data*
Self Report
Sex Factors
Spouses / psychology*
Stress, Psychological
United States
Grant Support
DA05347/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; HD027724/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; HD047573/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; HD051746/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; MH00567/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; MH051361/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; MH19734/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; MH43270/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; MH48165/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; MH59355/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; MH62989/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 HD047573/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD047573-01/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD047573-02/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD047573-03/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD047573-04/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD047573-05/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD047573-06A1/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD051746/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD051746-01/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD051746-02/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD051746-03/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD051746-04/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD051746-05/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 MH051361/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH051361-06A1/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH051361-07/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH051361-08/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH051361-09/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH051361-10/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH059355/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH059355-01A1/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH059355-02/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH059355-03/MH/NIMH NIH HHS

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