publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Social Network, Cognitive Function, and Dementia Incidence Among Elderly Women

Crooks, Valerie C.; Lubben, James; Petitti, Diana B.; Little, Deborah; Chiu, Vicki;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2008 Journal: American Journal of Public Health, volume 98, pages 1,221-1,227 (issn: 0090-0036, eissn: 1541-0048, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Public Health Association
Abstract
Objectives. We examined whether social networks had a protective association with incidence of dementia among elderly women.Methods. We prospectively studied 2249 members of a health maintenance organization who were 78 years or older, were classified as free of dementia in 2001, and had completed at least 1 follow-up interview in 2002 through 2005. We used the Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status–modified, the Telephone Dementia Questionnaire, and medical record review to assess cognitive status. We used the Lubben Social Network Scale–6 to assess social network. We estimated hazard ratios for incident dementia with Cox proportional hazards models, adjustin...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Gerontology, Cognition, Dementia, medicine.disease, medicine, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Social network, business.industry, business, Medical record, Public health, Hazard ratio, Telephone interview, Proportional hazards model, Research and Practice
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Social Network, Cognitive Function, and Dementia Incidence Among Elderly Women

Crooks, Valerie C.; Lubben, James; Petitti, Diana B.; Little, Deborah; Chiu, Vicki;