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Examination of the association between mental health, morbidity, and mortality in late life: findings from longitudinal community surveys

Burns, Richard; Butterworth, Peter; Browning, Colette; Byles, Julie; Luszcz, Mary; Mitchell, Paul; Shaw, Jonathan; Anstey, Kaarin

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BACKGROUND Physical health has been demonstrated to mediate the mental health and mortality risk association. The current study examines an alternative hypothesis that mental health mediates the effect of physical health on mortality risk. METHODS Participants (N = 14,019; women = 91%), including eventual decedents (n = 3,752), were aged 70 years and older, and drawn from the Dynamic Analyses to Optimise Ageing (DYNOPTA) project. Participants were observed on two to four occasions, over a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-05
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/14406
Source: International Psychogeriatrics
DOI: 10.1017/S1041610214002051

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