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Influence of social support on cognitive function in the elderly

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, May 2003
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Title
Influence of social support on cognitive function in the elderly
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, May 2003
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-3-9
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Shu-Chuan Jennifer Yeh, Yea-Ying Liu

Abstract

Social support is important in daily activities of the elderly. This study tests the hypothesis that there is an association between social support and cognitive function among the elderly in a community setting. Face-to-face interviews were conducted in a cross-sectional stratified random sample of 4,993 elderly (> or =65 years) city residents. Using multiple regression analysis, we investigated the influence of social support on cognitive function. 12% were over 80 years old. 53.28% were men. 67.14% were married. Higher Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire (SPMSQ) scores (higher score means better cognitive function) were associated with strong social support, as measured by marital status and perceived positive support from friends. Lower cognitive function was associated with older and with female respondents. Only instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) were statistically and negatively related to SPMSQ. Lower functional status was associated with lower cognitive function. Elders with grade school educations had lower SPMSQ scores than did elders with high school educations. In Taiwan, higher cognitive function in community-living elderly was associated with increased social support. Life-style management should provide social activities for the elderly to promote a better quality of life.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 159 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 32 19%
Student > Master 30 18%
Student > Bachelor 21 13%
Researcher 21 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 11%
Other 24 14%
Unknown 22 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 23%
Social Sciences 30 18%
Psychology 22 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 4%
Other 26 15%
Unknown 33 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 May 2015.
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#2,694,279
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Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,484
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#94,000
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#73
of 102 outputs
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