publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Late-life functional capacity and health among Finnish war veterans:Veteran Project 1992 and 2004 surveys

Leskinen, R. (Riitta);
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  • Published: 16 Sep 2015
  • Publisher: Oulun yliopisto
  • Country: Finland
Abstract
Abstract Becoming involved in war is an experience that has the potential to shape later-life health. The aim of the present study was to explore Finnish Second World War veterans’ health status and the determinants of self-rated health (SRH) and functional capacity, especially the ability to walk, and to identify risk factors and their combinations that predict late-life mortality among veterans. The study population comprised Finnish Second World War veterans who participated in the Veteran 1992 and Veteran 2004 Project surveys. In 1992, a postal questionnaire was sent to all 242,720 war veterans living in Finland. The follow-up survey, the Veteran 2004 Projec...
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free text keywords: Finland, functional capacity, late-life mortality, self-rated health, trends in health, walking difficulties, war veterans, Suomi, itsearvioitu terveys, kuolleisuus, kävelyvaikeudet, sotaveteraanit, terveyden trendit, toimintakyky
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