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Influence of social determinants of health in the evolution of the quality of life of older adults in Europe : A comparative analysis between men and women / Rafael Llorens-Ortega, Carmen Bertran-Noguer, Dolors Juvinyà-Canals, Josep Garre-Olmo & Cristina Bosch-Farré

Creator: Llorens Ortega, Rafael [autor].
Creators: Bertran Noguer, Carme [autor] | Juvinyà Canal, Dolors | Garre-Olmo, Josep [autor] | Bosch-Farré, Cristina [autor] | Escola Universitària d'Infermeria i Teràpia Ocupacional de Terrassa.
Material type: ArticleArticleContent type: text Media type: informàtic Carrier type: recurs en línea New identifier: doi: 10.1057/s41599-024-02899-5Subject(s): Desigualtats en salut | Qualitat de vida | Persones grans | Homes | Dones | Professors -- EUIT | Europa | Social determinants of health | Quality of life | Older adults | Men | Women | Europe | Determinantes sociales de salud | Calidad de vida | Personas mayores | Hombres | MujeresGenre/Form: info:eu-repo/semantics/article | info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionOnline resources: Enllaç permanent | Accés lliure pdf | Accés lliure word material complementari | Accés lliure (adreça alternativa) | Almetrics: Cites | Google Acadèmic: Cites | Revista: Mètriques | Semantic Scholar: Cites | WoS: Cites i ús -- Informació de la revista (accés lliure previ registre) In: Humanities and social sciences communications. 2024;11:401.Summary: Population aging is a global phenomenon due to declining birth rates and increased life expectancy. This demographic shift poses a challenge to society, requiring adaptation of policies, economies, and healthcare systems to safeguard the well-being of older individuals. Health inequalities, influenced by social determinants such as education, economic status, and place of residence, impact this population group, with notable differences between men and women. Several studies have demonstrated that social determinants of health (SDH) affect the quality of life (QoL) of older individuals, especially women. In general, women report lower quality of life indicators, lower educational levels, and poorer health compared to men. This study aims to examine how social determinants of health can influence the quality of life of the population aged 50 or older in different European countries, from a sex perspective, through a longitudinal approach. The main SDHs associated with poorer QoL were female sex advanced age, economic hardship, educational level, and geographic location within Europe. Depression in women and men in Southern Europe was associated with a decrease in QoL scores.
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Llorens-Ortega, R., Bertran-Noguer, C., Juvinyà-Canals, D. et al. Influence of social determinants of health in the evolution of the quality of life of older adults in Europe: A comparative analysis between men and women. Humanit Soc Sci Commun 11, 401 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-024-02899-5

The data collection of SHARE has been primarily funded by the European Commission through the 5th Framework Programme (QLK6-CT-2001-00360), 6th Framework Programme (SHARE-I3: RII-CT-2006-062193, COMPARE: CIT5-CT-2005-028857, SHARELIFE: CIT4-CT-2006-028812), and 7th Framework Programme (SHARE-PREP: N°211909, SHARE-LEAP: N°227822, SHARE M4: N°261982). Additional funding is acknowledged from the German Ministry of Education and Research, the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, the U.S. National Institute on Aging (U01_AG09740-13S2, P01_AG005842, P01_AG08291, P30_AG12815, R21_AG025169, Y1-AG-4553-01, IAG_BSR06-11, OGHA_04-064, HHSN271201300071C), and various national funding sources (see www.share-project.org).

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