Positive and negative well-being of older adults with symptomatic peripheral artery disease: A population-based investigation

Rafnsson, Snorri ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7985-912X and Fowkes, Gerry (2020) Positive and negative well-being of older adults with symptomatic peripheral artery disease: A population-based investigation. JRSM Cardiovascular Disease, 9.

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Abstract

Objective

We investigated positive and negative subjective well-being in relation to lower-extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) in a sample of older adults.

Method

4760 participants in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) provided baseline data on symptomatic PAD, sociodemographic characteristics, lifestyle risk factors, and co-morbid conditions. Baseline and two-year follow-up data were available for life satisfaction, quality of life, and depressive symptoms.

Results

Participants with PAD symptoms had lower baseline levels of life satisfaction (β = −0.03, p < .05) and quality of life (β = −0.04, p < .01), and more depressive symptoms (β = 0.03, p < .05). These associations remained statistically significant in multivariate analyses. Baseline PAD did not, however, influence well-being levels at two-year follow-up.

Discussion

Greater awareness of the potential for chronic vascular morbidity to disrupt the lives of older adults is needed to inform effective multidisciplinary support and interventions that help maintain the quality of life of those affected.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the final version of an article published by Sage and is expected to be updated with an open licence once the APC has been fully processed. Permission has been sought to use the current final version in the mean time.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peripheral artery disease, life satisfaction, quality of life, depressive symptoms, English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
Subjects: Medicine and health > Person centered care
Medicine and health
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Depositing User: Snorri Rafnsson
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2020 14:20
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2020 11:38
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/7460

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