IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/eee/socmed/v49y1999i1p143-149.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Morbidity and quality of life and the moderating effects of level of education in the elderly

Author

Listed:
  • Kempen, Gertrudis I. J. M.
  • Brilman, Els I.
  • Ranchor, Adelita V.
  • Ormel, Johan

Abstract

The moderating effect of level of education (as an indicator of socioeconomic status) on the associations between chronic medical morbidity and six domains of health-related quality of life (physical function, role function, social function, health perceptions, bodily pain and mental health) is studied in a large community-dwelling elderly sample (N=5279). The results showed that health-related quality of life is substantially affected by chronic medical morbidity, and that level of education has weak, but significant unique contributions to physical function, social function, health perceptions, and mental health. We did not find substantial evidence for the differential vulnerability hypothesis. At best, low education might amplify the negative effects of the number of chronic medical conditions on mental health only, but this result was not confirmed in four specific disease groups.

Suggested Citation

  • Kempen, Gertrudis I. J. M. & Brilman, Els I. & Ranchor, Adelita V. & Ormel, Johan, 1999. "Morbidity and quality of life and the moderating effects of level of education in the elderly," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 49(1), pages 143-149, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:49:y:1999:i:1:p:143-149
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277-9536(99)00129-X
    Download Restriction: Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only
    ---><---

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Sanni Yaya & Ghose Bishwajit & Michael Ekholuenetale & Vaibhav Shah, 2017. "Awareness and utilization of community clinic services among women in rural areas in Bangladesh: A cross-sectional study," PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, vol. 12(10), pages 1-10, October.
    2. Smith, William C. & Anderson, Emily & Salinas, Daniel & Horvatek, Renata & Baker, David P., 2015. "A meta-analysis of education effects on chronic disease: The causal dynamics of the Population Education Transition Curve," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 127(C), pages 29-40.

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:49:y:1999:i:1:p:143-149. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: . General contact details of provider: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/315/description#description .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no bibliographic references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: Catherine Liu (email available below). General contact details of provider: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/315/description#description .

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.