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Title: Day reconstruction in older individuals in relations to functional status, chronic health conditions and structure of the household


The Day Reconstruction Method (DRM) is an instrument to measure subjective well-being in large population surveys based on affective rating of experiences connected with time-budget data.The aim of the study was to assess validity and reliability of the DRM among Polish older population as well as to provide information about time budged of older people and to find some determinants of time budged and subjective well-being people aged 65 and over.Data for this investigation were obtained from the COURAGE project. The analysis was performed on a random sample of 1992 non-institutionalized older people from Poland. The interviews were conducted using structured questionnaire which include an abbreviation version of the DRM, the WHODAS II to assess functional health status, questions about self-rated health, presence of chronic diseases and household structure.The DRM showed good internal consistency and convergentvalidity.The analysis showed that older people spent around 67% of their awakening time in solitude. Spending most of time alone decreased well-being of respondents. Moreover, older people allocated most of their time on physical inactivity, what was related with worse health and functional status. Better functional status was associated with higher level of well-being. Significant association between well-being and time spent on physical inactivity among older individuals with very poor self-rated health was shown. More time spent on doing housework or shopping was associated with better functional status but pending most of time on daily living activities was related to worsening of well-being.

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2 - studia doktoranckie

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Jagiellonian University Medical College. Faculty of Medicine.


Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk

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ZB-120425 Jun 26, 2019


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