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Disablement in later life: moving beyond health determinants?

Disablement in later life: moving beyond health determinants?
Disablement in later life: moving beyond health determinants?
The conceptual model developed by Verbrugge and Jette (1994) has identified an individual’s health and the environment in which they live, as key determinants of their process of disablement. However, beyond health and environmental risk factors, and focusing on the latter part of the life course, there has been less emphasis in the literature on the influence of an older person’s demographic and socio-economic characteristics on their risk of becoming disabled in later life. This paper uses data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing to show that although an older person’s physical limitations are the strongest determinants of disability in later life, other characteristics relating to their social circumstances, psychological and mental well-being play a key role in determining disability and need for care
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University of Southampton
Shaw, Richard J.
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Vlachantoni, Athina
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Shaw, Richard J., Vlachantoni, Athina, Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane (2012) Disablement in later life: moving beyond health determinants? (Care Life Cycle Discussion Papers, 1) Southampton, GB. University of Southampton

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Abstract

The conceptual model developed by Verbrugge and Jette (1994) has identified an individual’s health and the environment in which they live, as key determinants of their process of disablement. However, beyond health and environmental risk factors, and focusing on the latter part of the life course, there has been less emphasis in the literature on the influence of an older person’s demographic and socio-economic characteristics on their risk of becoming disabled in later life. This paper uses data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing to show that although an older person’s physical limitations are the strongest determinants of disability in later life, other characteristics relating to their social circumstances, psychological and mental well-being play a key role in determining disability and need for care

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Published date: 19 December 2012
Organisations: Social Sciences, Winchester School of Art

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Local EPrints ID: 346584
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/346584
PURE UUID: 294b6635-aec2-476a-a002-48ad434c4f05
ORCID for Athina Vlachantoni: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1539-3057
ORCID for Jane Falkingham: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7135-5875

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Date deposited: 03 Jan 2013 09:32
Last modified: 30 Jul 2019 00:34

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