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[Religiousness and health-related quality of life of older adults].

Abdala GA, Kimura M, Duarte YA, Lebrão ML, dos Santos B - Rev Saude Publica (2015)

Bottom Line: Higher levels of organizational and intrinsic religiousness were associated with better physical and mental components.Higher education, better family functioning and fewer diseases contributed directly to improved performance in physical and mental components, regardless of religiousness.Organizational and intrinsic religiousness had a beneficial effect on the relationship between age, education and health-related quality of life of these older adults.

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Affiliation: Centro Universitário Adventista de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, BR.

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Objective: To examine whether religiousness mediates the relationship between sociodemographic factors, multimorbidity and health-related quality of life of older adults.

Methods: This population-based cross-sectional study is part of the Survey on Health, Well-Being, and Aging (SABE). The sample was composed by 911 older adults from Sao Paulo, SP, Southeastern Brazil. Structural equation modeling was performed to assess the mediator effect of religiousness on the relationship between selected variables and health-related quality of life of older adults, with models for men and women. The independent variables were: age, education, family functioning and multimorbidity. The outcome variable was health-related quality of life of older adults, measured by SF-12 (physical and mental components). The mediator variables were organizational, non-organizational and intrinsic religiousness. Cronbach's alpha values were: physical component = 0.85; mental component = 0.80; intrinsic religiousness = 0.89 and family APGAR (Adaptability, Partnership, Growth, Affection, and Resolve) = 0.91.

Results: Higher levels of organizational and intrinsic religiousness were associated with better physical and mental components. Higher education, better family functioning and fewer diseases contributed directly to improved performance in physical and mental components, regardless of religiousness. For women, organizational religiousness mediated the relationship between age and physical (β = 2.401, p < 0.01) and mental (β = 1.663, p < 0.01) components. For men, intrinsic religiousness mediated the relationship between education and mental component (β = 7.158, p < 0.01).

Conclusions: Organizational and intrinsic religiousness had a beneficial effect on the relationship between age, education and health-related quality of life of these older adults.

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Synthesis of structural equation modeling for the physical and mental components, women. Sao Paulo, SP, Southeastern Brazil, 2006.
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Mentions: Analyzing the total indirect effect of the relationship between age, organizational religiousness and mental component of the older women, we obtained the following result: age → organizational religiousness → MC = -0.034 × 1.663 = -0.565. We can infer that the indirect effect of age on the mental component, mediated by organizational religiousness in women, was -0.564. The mental component dimensions of higher loads were mental health (0.75) and vitality (0.66) (Figure 3).


[Religiousness and health-related quality of life of older adults].

Abdala GA, Kimura M, Duarte YA, Lebrão ML, dos Santos B - Rev Saude Publica (2015)

Synthesis of structural equation modeling for the physical and mental components, women. Sao Paulo, SP, Southeastern Brazil, 2006.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f03: Synthesis of structural equation modeling for the physical and mental components, women. Sao Paulo, SP, Southeastern Brazil, 2006.
Mentions: Analyzing the total indirect effect of the relationship between age, organizational religiousness and mental component of the older women, we obtained the following result: age → organizational religiousness → MC = -0.034 × 1.663 = -0.565. We can infer that the indirect effect of age on the mental component, mediated by organizational religiousness in women, was -0.564. The mental component dimensions of higher loads were mental health (0.75) and vitality (0.66) (Figure 3).

Bottom Line: Higher levels of organizational and intrinsic religiousness were associated with better physical and mental components.Higher education, better family functioning and fewer diseases contributed directly to improved performance in physical and mental components, regardless of religiousness.Organizational and intrinsic religiousness had a beneficial effect on the relationship between age, education and health-related quality of life of these older adults.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Centro Universitário Adventista de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, BR.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To examine whether religiousness mediates the relationship between sociodemographic factors, multimorbidity and health-related quality of life of older adults.

Methods: This population-based cross-sectional study is part of the Survey on Health, Well-Being, and Aging (SABE). The sample was composed by 911 older adults from Sao Paulo, SP, Southeastern Brazil. Structural equation modeling was performed to assess the mediator effect of religiousness on the relationship between selected variables and health-related quality of life of older adults, with models for men and women. The independent variables were: age, education, family functioning and multimorbidity. The outcome variable was health-related quality of life of older adults, measured by SF-12 (physical and mental components). The mediator variables were organizational, non-organizational and intrinsic religiousness. Cronbach's alpha values were: physical component = 0.85; mental component = 0.80; intrinsic religiousness = 0.89 and family APGAR (Adaptability, Partnership, Growth, Affection, and Resolve) = 0.91.

Results: Higher levels of organizational and intrinsic religiousness were associated with better physical and mental components. Higher education, better family functioning and fewer diseases contributed directly to improved performance in physical and mental components, regardless of religiousness. For women, organizational religiousness mediated the relationship between age and physical (β = 2.401, p < 0.01) and mental (β = 1.663, p < 0.01) components. For men, intrinsic religiousness mediated the relationship between education and mental component (β = 7.158, p < 0.01).

Conclusions: Organizational and intrinsic religiousness had a beneficial effect on the relationship between age, education and health-related quality of life of these older adults.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus