Doing well: A SEM analysis of the relationships between various activities of daily living and geriatric well-being

James Katt, Linda Speranza, Wendy Shore, Karen Saenz, E. Witta

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Abstract

An existing large data set, the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) with the subsequent addition of the Consumption and Activities Mail Survey (CAMS) data, provides a rich data set for the examination of the activities of older adults. In this study HRS and CAMS data are used to examine relationships between various activities of daily living (ADLs) and well-being in older adults. Using structural equation modeling, influences of direct and indirect factors that affect older individuals' cognitive and emotional well-being are analyzed. The data suggest ability to perform ADLs has little to do with cognitive well-being, but is an influential factor in determining emotional well-being.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-226
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Genetic Psychology
Volume170
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

Keywords

  • Activities of daily living
  • Cognition
  • Depression
  • Geriatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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