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Title: Association of self-rated health with chronic disease, mental health symptom and social relationship in older people
Authors: Yang, Hongling
Deng, Qin
Geng, Qingshan
Tang, Yanfei
Ma, Jun
Ye, Weitao
Gan, Qiangsheng
Rehemayi, Rehemutula
Gao, Xiaoli 
Zhu, Chunyan
Issue Date: 19-Jul-2021
Publisher: Nature Research
Citation: Yang, Hongling, Deng, Qin, Geng, Qingshan, Tang, Yanfei, Ma, Jun, Ye, Weitao, Gan, Qiangsheng, Rehemayi, Rehemutula, Gao, Xiaoli, Zhu, Chunyan (2021-07-19). Association of self-rated health with chronic disease, mental health symptom and social relationship in older people. Scientific Reports 11 (1) : 14653. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Chronic disease, mental health symptoms and poor social relations are reported common causes for poor self-rated health in older people. To assess the co-occurrence rate of chronic diseases, poor mental health and poor social relationships in older people, and determine their association with self-rated health. 6,551 older people in Zhongshan, China, participated a large health surveillance program were randomly selected and questioned about their SRH, chronic conditions, mental health symptoms and social relationships. The association between self-rated health and chronic conditions, poor mental health, social relationships, and their co-occurrence were analyzed. 56.4% of participants reported poor self-rated health. 39.1% experienced at least one chronic disease. 29.0% experienced one or more mental health symptoms; 19.5% experienced at least one poor social relationship. 7.8% had co-occurrence of chronic diseases, mental health problems, and poor social relationships. Logistic regressions showed that poor self-rated health was associated with chronic diseases, poor mental health, poor social relationships and their co-occurrence. The findings indicate the importance of managing chronic disease, poor mental health and poor social relationships for older people. © 2021, The Author(s).
Source Title: Scientific Reports
ISSN: 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-94318-x
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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