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Factors associated with happiness in the elderly persons living in the community

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Autor(es):
Luchesi, Bruna Moretti [1] ; de Oliveira, Nathalia Alves [1] ; de Morais, Daiene [2] ; de Paula Pessoa, Rebeca Mendes [3] ; Pavarini, Sofia Cristina I. [1] ; Chagas, Marcos Hortes N. [2, 1]
Número total de Autores: 6
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Ctr Ciencias Biol & Saude, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Ctr Educ & Ciencias Humanas, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Neurociencias & Ciencias Comportamento, Ribeirao Preto - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: ARCHIVES OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS; v. 74, p. 83-87, JAN 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 2
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Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate factors associated with happiness in a sample of Brazilian older adults. Methods: A study was conducted with 263 elderly people in the area of coverage of a family health unit located in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Subjective Happiness Scale was used to measure happiness, the final score of which determined one of three outcomes: not happy, intermediate, and happy. Disability, sociodemographic characteristics, and psychological, cognitive, and physical factors were considered for the multinomial logistic regression analysis. Results: Statistically significant differences were found among the three groups regarding satisfaction with life, disability, social phobia, anxiety, depression, and frailty (p <= 0.05). In the multinomial regression analysis, being ``not happy{''} was significantly associated with satisfaction with life (RRR: 0.53), depression (RRR: 1.46), social phobia (RRR: 1.24), and age (RRR: 1.06). Conclusion: The present findings indicate that psychological factors and age influence the levels of happiness in older adults living in the community. Furthermore, better screening, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health disorders could increase the feeling of happiness among older adults. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 15/16412-1 - Cognição social e comparação dos critérios de demência do DSM-IV e DSM-5 entre idosos atendidos na atenção básica
Beneficiário:Marcos Hortes Nisihara Chagas
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular