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The role of age-friendly environments on quality of life among Thai older adults

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-10T10:15:37Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-10T10:15:37Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-27 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/10817
dc.description.abstract Studies on the significance of age-friendly environments towards quality of life among older adults have been limited. This study aimed to examine the association between age-friendly environments and quality of life among Thai older adults. Cross-sectional interview survey data were collected from 4183 older adults (60 years) using multistage stratified systematic sampling from all four regions in Thailand. The outcome variable was the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF) scale, while independent variables included sociodemographic factors, having a health problem, and neighbourhood age-friendly environment variables. In multivariable logistic regression, significant age-friendly environments predictors of quality of life included walkable neighbourhood, neighbourhood aesthetics, neighbourhood service accessibility, neighbourhood criminal safety, neighbourhood social trust, neighbourhood social support, and neighbourhood social cohesion. The present study confirms the important role of age-friendly neighbourhoods in terms of physical and social environments towards the quality of life of older adults. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject QUALITY OF LIFE en
dc.subject THAILAND en
dc.subject ADULTS en
dc.subject AGEING en
dc.title The role of age-friendly environments on quality of life among Thai older adults en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 14(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9670 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=17942 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 8561 en
dc.bibliographictitle Tiraphat, S., Peltzer, K., Thamma-Aphiphol, K. & Suthisukon, K. (2017) The role of age-friendly environments on quality of life among Thai older adults. <i>International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health</i>. 14:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Tiraphat, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author3 Thamma-Aphiphol, K. en
dc.contributor.author4 Suthisukon, K. en

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