Volunteering is Associated with Delayed Mortality in Older People: Analysis of the Longitudinal Study of Aging

@article{Harris2005VolunteeringIA,
  title={Volunteering is Associated with Delayed Mortality in Older People: Analysis of the Longitudinal Study of Aging},
  author={A. Harris and C. Thoresen},
  journal={Journal of Health Psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={10},
  pages={739 - 752}
}
  • A. Harris, C. Thoresen
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Health Psychology
  • The Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA) assessed the health and social functioning of a representative sample of 7527 American community-dwelling older people (> 70 years). We tested the hypothesis that frequent volunteering is associated with less mortality risk when the effects of socio-demographics, medical status, physical activity and social integration are controlled. We used Cox proportional hazards analyses to assess the unadjusted and adjusted associations between frequency of… CONTINUE READING
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