Development and validation of an indicator of support for community-residing older Canadians.

@article{Kristjansson2001DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and validation of an indicator of support for community-residing older Canadians.},
  author={Betsy Kristjansson and Krista Breithaupt and Ian Mcdowell},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2001},
  volume={13 Supp 1},
  pages={125-35}
}
Lack of social support is an important risk factor for disability, psychiatric illness, cognitive impairment, institutionalization, and mortality. Social networks are also important for the caregiving and emotional support that elderly people need to allow them to function well in the community. This article details the development and validation of an index of the instrumental support available to older community residents in the Canadian Study of Health and Aging (CSHA). Preliminary item… CONTINUE READING
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