Quality of life as a mediator of leisure activity and perceived health among older women

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Elise K. Eifert (Creator)
Paige Hall Smith, Associate Professor and Director of The Center for Women's Health and Wellness (Creator)
Laurie Wideman, Safrit-Ennis Distinguished Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Despite consistent evidence to suggest that participating in leisure is associated with perceived health status among older adults, there have been few attempts to determine the possible underlying mechanisms in this relationship, including the role of quality of life (QoL). This study examined the role of perceived quality of life in the relationship between leisure and perceived health in older women. Correlations, regression, and mediation analysis were conducted on data from the Woman’s College Alumnae Women’s Health Study. Results indicate that QoL partially mediates the relationship between leisure and perceived health in older women. Findings further establish the link between leisure and perceived health with QoL playing an important role in the relationship.

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Journal of Women & Aging 31(3):248-268
Language: English
Date: 2018
Leisure, older women, perceived health status, quality of life

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