The Relationships between Activity and Quality of Life for Older Men and Women at Different Ages in Taiwan

Yueh Ping Li, Sang I. Lin, Susan J. Fetzer, Ching Huey Chen

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Abstract

This study investigated the relationships between types of activity and quality of life (QOL) for older men and women at different ages. Based on cross-sectional data that included 220 community-dwelling elderly persons aged 65 and older in southern Taiwan, the results showed that the participation rates in many activities declined with age for both genders. Social activity and solitary leisure activity were significantly associated with QOL for old-old men, but not for young-old men. Only social activity was significantly associated with QOL for young-old women, but there was no significant association between any activity and QOL for old-old women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-237
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Women and Aging
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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