Variation in the impact of social network characteristics on physical functioning in elderly persons: MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging.

@article{Unger1999VariationIT,
  title={Variation in the impact of social network characteristics on physical functioning in elderly persons: MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging.},
  author={Jennifer B. Unger and G J Mcavay and Martha L Bruce and Lisa F. Berkman and Teresa Seeman},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={
          S245-51
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Social support and social networks have been shown to exert significant effects on health and functioning among elderly persons. Although theorists have speculated that the strength of these effects may differ as a function of sociodemographic characteristics and prior health status, few studies have directly tested the moderating effects of these variables. METHODS Longitudinal data from the MacArthur Study of Successful Aging were used to examine the effects of structural and… CONTINUE READING

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