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A study of sexuality and health among older adults in the United States.
BACKGROUND Despite the aging of the population, little is known about the sexual behaviors and sexual function of older people. METHODS We report the prevalence of sexual activity, behaviors, andExpand
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A Short Scale for Measuring Loneliness in Large Surveys
Most studies of social relationships in later life focus on the amount of social contact, not on individuals’perceptions of social isolation. However, loneliness is likely to be an important aspectExpand
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Social Disconnectedness, Perceived Isolation, and Health among Older Adults∗
Previous research has identified a wide range of indicators of social isolation that pose health risks, including living alone, having a small social network, infrequent participation in socialExpand
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The impact of childhood and adult SES on physical, mental, and cognitive well-being in later life.
  • Y. Luo, L. Waite
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The journals of gerontology. Series B…
  • 1 March 2005
OBJECTIVES To examine the relationships between socioeconomic status (SES) and health across the life course and their variations by gender and race/ethnicity. METHODS The sample included 19,949Expand
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Elder mistreatment in the United States: prevalence estimates from a nationally representative study.
OBJECTIVES The National Social Life, Health and Aging Project is the first population-based, nationally representative study to ask older adults about their recent experience of mistreatment. ThisExpand
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Does marriage matter?
  • L. Waite
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Demography
  • 1 November 1995
When politicians point to the high social costs and taxpayer burden imposed by disintegrating `family values they overlook the fact that individuals do not simply make the decisions that lead toExpand
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Loneliness as a specific risk factor for depressive symptoms: cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses.
The extent to which loneliness is a unique risk factor for depressive symptoms was determined in 2 population-based studies of middle-aged to older adults, and the possible causal influences betweenExpand
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From social structural factors to perceptions of relationship quality and loneliness: the Chicago health, aging, and social relations study.
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to test a conceptual model of loneliness in which social structural factors are posited to operate through proximal factors to influence perceptions ofExpand
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All in the family: the impact of caring for grandchildren on grandparents' health.
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of caring for grandchildren on health behaviors and mental and physical health among older adults. METHODS Using a sample of 12,872Expand
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