Social participation and environmental misfit: The role of objective and subjective physical function

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Social participation and environmental misfit: The role of objective and subjective physical function
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Purpose: To examine the association between balance confidence, social engagement, life space, friend contacts and the likelihood of better social functioning by using the ICF model. Methods: Cross-sectional observational study using the mediational path analysis. Participants: Eligibility criteria included; living in the assisted living facility more than 3 months, being able to communicate in English, and not having acute illness such as infection, inflammation, ongoing chest pain, short of breath with walking and light activities. Of 255 residents in the assisted living facility, 117 older adults participated in this study. Results: Balance confidence was indirectly associated with social functioning through life space. Although friend contacts was not directly associate with social functioning, the results also showed that it was indirectly associated with social functioning through life space. Conclusion: the integration of the environmental resources and services was significantly important in self-reported mobility, the frequency of friend contacts and social functioning. This result suggests that further research and interventions are needed to determine the role of the supportive environment in improving social functioning of the populations
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Project Audience:
Older Adults
Project Start Date:
12/31/2020
Project End Date:
12/31/2015
Project Funder:
University of Michigan-Flint, Colleges of Health Sciences
Project Funding:
40000
Project Principal Investigator:
Rie Suzuki
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Lead Institution:
University of Michigan-Flint, Public Health
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