Volunteering as a predictor of all-cause mortality: what aspects of volunteering really matter?

@article{Ayalon2008VolunteeringAA,
  title={Volunteering as a predictor of all-cause mortality: what aspects of volunteering really matter?},
  author={L. Ayalon},
  journal={International Psychogeriatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={20},
  pages={1000 - 1013}
}
  • L. Ayalon
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • International Psychogeriatrics
ABSTRACT Background: This study evaluates the predictive effects of different aspects of volunteering (e.g. volunteering status, number of hours, number of years, and type of volunteering activity) on all-cause mortality. Methods: A seven-year follow-up dataset of a nationally representative sample of Israelis, 60 years and older was used. Results: As expected, volunteering was associated with a reduced mortality risk even after adjusting for age, gender, education, baseline mental health and… Expand

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