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Predictors of social leisure activities in older Europeans with and without multimorbidity
Gagliardi C, Principi A, Golinowska S, Moreira A, Schmidt AE,
Winkelmann J, Sowa A, van der Pas
|Journal||European Journal of
Aging; Springer, DOI:
Older people spend much time participating in leisure activities, such as taking part in organized activities and going out, but the extent of participation may differ according to both individual and environmental resources available. Chronic health problems become more prevalent at higher ages and likely necessitate tapping different resources to maintain social participation. This paper compares predictors of participation in social leisure activities between older people with and those without multimorbidity. The European Project on Osteoarthritis (EPOSA) was conducted in Germany, UK, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. Multivariate regression was used to predict social leisure participation and degree of participation in people with and without multimorbidity.