Social network characteristics and onset of ADL disability: MacArthur studies of successful aging.

@article{Seeman1996SocialNC,
  title={Social network characteristics and onset of ADL disability: MacArthur studies of successful aging.},
  author={Teresa Seeman and Martha Livingston Bruce and G J Mcavay},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={1996},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={S191-200}
}
The relationship between social network structural and support characteristics and onset of new or recurrent activities of daily living (ADL) disability was examined in a cohort of older men and women. No significant protective effects were found for network structural or support characteristics. However, greater frequency of instrumental support was associated with significantly increased risk of ADL disability among men; a similar though nonsignificant pattern was seen among women. These… CONTINUE READING

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