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Association of Social Roles, Health, and Health Behavior of Elderly Women in Croatia


Džakula, Aleksandar; Babić Bosanac, Sanja; Brborović, Ognjen; Vukušić Rukavina, Tea; Vončina, Luka
Association of Social Roles, Health, and Health Behavior of Elderly Women in Croatia // Croatian medical journal, 48 (2007), 684-90 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Association of Social Roles, Health, and Health Behavior of Elderly Women in Croatia

Autori
Džakula, Aleksandar ; Babić Bosanac, Sanja ; Brborović, Ognjen ; Vukušić Rukavina, Tea ; Vončina, Luka

Izvornik
Croatian medical journal (1332-8166) 48 (2007); 684-90

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Health behavior; elderly women

Sažetak
Aim To explore the association between the social role and objective and subjective health measures and use of health care services in the population of women older than 65 years in Croatia. Methods We used the data from the 2003 Croatian Adult Health Survey (Short Form 36 Health Survey). Two sub-populations, retired women and housewives aged over 65 years, were analyzed and compared according to anthropometric measures, health self-assessment, utilization of health care services, and socioeconomic status. Results The final sample consisted of 791 housewives and 1151 retired women. Housewives had larger waist circumference (98.44 &plusmn ; ; 13.9 vs 96.49 &plusmn ; ; 13.5, P = 0.002, t test) and higher systolic blood pressure (152.88 &plusmn ; ; 25.2 vs 147.79 &plusmn ; ; 22.8, P<0.001, t test). On self health assessment, housewives had lower index on Mental Component Summary: (MCS) (40.28 &plusmn ; ; 12.5 vs 42.96 &plusmn ; ; 12.4, P<0.001, t test).They also had lower self-assessed quality of life (40.28 &plusmn ; ; 12.5 vs 42.96 &plusmn ; ; 12.4, P<0.001, t test). Housewives performed regular breast check-ups significantly less often in the 12 months before the survey (7.5% vs 13.6%, &#967; 2 = 18.0350, P<0.001), but they performed other forms of medical examinations, including general physical check-ups as often as retired women. Conclusion Housewives differed from retired women of the same age in objective and subjective measures of health status, use of health care services, self perceived health, and self-assessed quality of life. These differences should be taken into account when planning public health measures for these age groups of women.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
108-1081871-1897 - Utjecaj organizirane edukacije na kvalitetu rada u izvanbolničkoj zaštiti (Gordana Pavleković, )
108-1081871-1900 - Utjecaj organizacije na kvalitetu i efikasnost zdravstvene zaštite (Ana Borovečki, )

Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Zagreb

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


Uključenost u ostale bibliografske baze podataka:


  • Biosis
  • PubMed/MEDLINE
  • Scopus.