Environmental disorder and functional decline among older adults: a layered context approach.

@article{Schafer2015EnvironmentalDA,
  title={Environmental disorder and functional decline among older adults: a layered context approach.},
  author={Markus H. Schafer and Laura Upenieks},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={124},
  pages={152-61}
}
Environmental context is widely recognized as a critical influence on older adults' well-being. Disorderly conditions, in particular, are believed to threaten health and to potentially accelerate functional decline. The current article develops a layered context approach that integrates neighborhood and household disorder and considers their impact on various status groups of older adults in American society. Using two waves of the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (n = 1608), we… CONTINUE READING

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