Effect of widowhood on disability onset in elderly men from three European countries.

@article{Brink2004EffectOW,
  title={Effect of widowhood on disability onset in elderly men from three European countries.},
  author={Carolien L van den Brink and Marja A. R. Tijhuis and Geertrudis A M van den Bos and Simona Giampaoli and Paula Kivinen and Aulikki Nissinen and Daan Kromhout},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={
          353-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate in different countries the effects of becoming widowed, duration of widowhood, and household composition of widowed men on disability onset in different disability domains. DESIGN Longitudinal data from a cohort study collected around 1990, 1995, and 2000. SETTING Three cohorts from Finland, The Netherlands, and Italy. PARTICIPANTS Seven hundred thirty-six men, aged 70 and older at baseline. MEASUREMENTS Disability was measured using standardized questionnaire… CONTINUE READING
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