Social support and health of older people in Middle Eastern countries: A systematic review.


Tajvar, M; Fletcher, A; Grundy, E; Arab, M; (2013) Social support and health of older people in Middle Eastern countries: A systematic review. Australasian journal on ageing, 32 (2). pp. 71-8. ISSN 1440-6381 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6612.2012.00639.x

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

The aim of this study is to systematically review quantitative studies exploring the association between social support (SS) and the health of older people in Middle Eastern countries. Sixteen electronic databases and other resources were searched to identify studies that met the inclusion criteria of the review. Abstracts of identified papers were screened for relevancy, following which the authors determined eligibility, applied quality criteria and extracted the data. Twenty-two studies met the inclusion criteria. Even allowing for the diversity of the studies included, this review offered strong and consistent evidence for a positive relation between SS and mental health, while there was inconsistent evidence of an association between SS and other health outcomes. The limited evidence for the Middle Eastern region confirms findings from other settings on the importance of SS for mental health in later life. Current evidence is inadequate to assess whether SS is associated with physical health.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- ) > Dept of Population Studies (1974-2012)
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- )
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology
PubMed ID: 23773244
Web of Science ID: 320471100001
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/989893

Statistics


Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
0Hits
Accesses by country - last 12 months
Accesses by referrer - last 12 months
Impact and interest
Additional statistics for this record are available via IRStats2

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item