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Stress, social relations, and old age mortality in Taiwan.
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PMID:  10513762     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The research analyzed the relationships among stress, social relations, and mortality in a probability sample of 4,049 Taiwanese adults, aged 60 and over. The baseline survey was conducted in 1989 and the survival status of the respondents was ascertained during the subsequent 4 years. Death of a spouse or a child was found to increase the risk of dying directly and indirectly, whereas major financial difficulty during the past 5 years and current financial strain influenced mortality indirectly through their effects on self-rated health disability. In addition to their direct effect on mortality, martial status and work status lowered the probability of dying through decreased disability and subjective ill health. Finally, no buffering effects of social support were substantiated.
J Liang; J M Bennett; N M Krause; M C Chang; H S Lin; Y L Chuang; S C Wu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical epidemiology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0895-4356     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Epidemiol     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-21     Completed Date:  1999-10-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801383     Medline TA:  J Clin Epidemiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  983-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Public Health, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109-2029, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Aged / psychology*
Depression / epidemiology
Health Status
Interviews as Topic
Middle Aged
Proportional Hazards Models
Regression Analysis
Risk Factors
Social Support*
Stress, Psychological / epidemiology*,  etiology
Taiwan / epidemiology
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