Correlates of life space in a volunteer cohort of older adults.

  title={Correlates of life space in a volunteer cohort of older adults.},
  author={Lisa L. Barnes and Robert Smith Wilson and Julia L. Bienias and Carlos F. Mendes de Leon and H N Kim and Aron S Buchman and David A. Bennett},
  journal={Experimental aging research},
  volume={33 1},
The authors measured the spatial extent of movement of older persons (i.e., life space) and examined factors that are related to life space. A larger life space was positively correlated with self-report measures of disability. In generalized logit models adjusted for demographics and time of year, a larger life space was associated with less visual impairment, higher levels of lower extremity motor performance, global cognition, and social involvement, and with personality and purpose in life… CONTINUE READING

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