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Native American elders' health congruence: the role of gender and corresponding functional well-being, hospital admissions, and social engagement

TitleNative American elders' health congruence: the role of gender and corresponding functional well-being, hospital admissions, and social engagement
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsRuthig, JC, Allery, A
JournalJ Health PsycholJ Health Psychol
Volume13
Pagination1072-81
Date PublishedNov
ISBN Number1359-1053 (Print)<br/>1359-1053 (Linking)
Accession Number18987080
KeywordsActivities of Daily Living/psychology, Aged, Aged, 80 and Over, Analysis of Variance, Chronic Disease/psychology, Exercise/psychology, Female, Gender Identity, Health Status, Humans, Indians, North American/ psychology, Male, Middle Aged, Patient Admission, Personal Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Self Concept, Sex Characteristics, Social Behavior
AbstractAddressing the need to explore how Native American (NA) elders' subjective health (SH) compares to their objective health (OH; chronic disease conditions), we examined whether: congruence between 8191 NA elders' SH and OH parallels that of non-NA elders; health optimism (SH > OH) is protective and health pessimism (SH
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