The influence of neighborhood factors on the quality of life of older adults attending New York City senior centers: results from the Health Indicators Project

@article{Friedman2011TheIO,
  title={The influence of neighborhood factors on the quality of life of older adults attending New York City senior centers: results from the Health Indicators Project},
  author={Dana Friedman and Nina S. Parikh and Nancy Giunta and Marianne C. Fahs and William Thomas Gallo},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={123-131}
}
To examine the association between self-assessed quality of life (QOL) and perceived neighborhood safety, social cohesion, and walkability among older adults in New York City (NYC). We used data from the 2008 Health Indicators Project, a cross-sectional survey of 1,870 older adults attending 56 NYC senior centers. QOL, a binary measure, was created by dichotomizing a 5-point Likert-scaled global assessment. Neighborhood safety, social cohesion, and walkability were multi-component scale… CONTINUE READING

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