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={Alex H. S. Harris and Carl E. Thoresen},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={739-52}
}
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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