An analysis of elderly health and life satisfaction

P. M. Girzadas, M. A. Counte, G. L. Glandon, Daniel J Tancredi

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The intent of this study is to explore the relationship of personal life satisfaction to health status among older persons. A conceptual model was developed which included personal attributes that might moderate the health status/life satisfaction relationship. Multiple indicators of health status were incorporated. Results, based upon logistical regression analyses of data from a community survey of older persons, indicate that there is a consistently positive relationship between measures of health status and life satisfaction. Also, the functional status type of health assessment measure is the strongest, consistent predictor of variability in life satisfaction. Implications of these findings for health-related quality of life interventions among older persons are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-117
Number of pages15
JournalBehavior, Health, and Aging
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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