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Author Parra, Diana C. ♦ Gomez, Luis F. ♦ Sarmiento, Olga L. ♦ Buchner, David ♦ Brownson, Ross ♦ Schimd, Thomas ♦ Gomez, Viviola ♦ Lobelo, Felipe
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Elsevier
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Sociology & anthropology ♦ Social groups ♦ Social problems & services; associations ♦ Social welfare problems & services ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Physiology & related subjects ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Human physiology ♦ Personal health & safety ♦ Diseases ♦ Manufacture for specific uses ♦ Precision instruments & other devices
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Investigative Techniques ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment ♦ Physical Phenomena ♦ Musculoskeletal and Neural Physiological Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences ♦ Social Sciences ♦ Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena ♦ Persons ♦ Persons ♦ Population Characteristics ♦ Environment and Public Health ♦ Health Care ♦ Geographic Locations ♦ Geographic Locations
Subject Keyword Discipline Medicine ♦ Environment Design ♦ Health Status ♦ Quality Of Life ♦ Residence Characteristics ♦ Aged ♦ Aged, 80 And Over ♦ Colombia ♦ Cross-sectional Studies ♦ Female ♦ Humans ♦ Linear Models ♦ Logistic Models ♦ Male ♦ Middle Aged ♦ Multilevel Analysis ♦ Noise ♦ Psychology ♦ Statistics & Numerical Data ♦ Safety ♦ Social Environment ♦ Walking ♦ Journal Article ♦ Research Support, Non-u.s. Gov't
Abstract This study examines associations between neighborhood environment attributes and health related quality of life (HRQOL) and self-rated health (SRH) among older adults (60 years and over) in Bogotá, Colombia. Perceived and objective neighborhood environmental characteristics were assessed in a cross sectional multilevel design with 1966 older adults within 50 neighborhoods. Outcome variables included HRQOL (physical and mental dimensions) and SRH measured with the Spanish version of the Short Form 8 (SF-8). Independent variables included perceived and objective neighborhood characteristics as well as self-reported levels of walking. Hierarchical linear and logistic regression models were used for the analysis. Among perceived neighborhood characteristics, safety from traffic was positively associated with both HRQOL dimensions and SRH. Having safe parks was positively associated with the mental dimension of HRQOL and with SRH. Street noise was negatively associated with both HRQOL dimensions. Regarding objective neighborhood characteristics, residing in areas with more than eight percent of land covered by public parks was positively associated with SRH. Objective and perceived neighborhood characteristics could provide insight into potential interventions among older adults from rapidly urbanizing settings in Latin America.
Spatial Coverage Colombia
Description Country affiliation: United States
Author Affiliation: Parra DC ( Washington University in St. Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Prevention Research Center in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA. dianacpp79@yahoo.com)
ISSN 02779536
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-04-01
Publisher Place Great Britain (UK)
e-ISSN 18735347
Journal Social Science & Medicine
Volume Number 70
Issue Number 7


Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus