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Systemic inflammatory markers and sources of social support among older adults in the Memory Research Unit cohort

McHugh Power, Joanna E., Carney, Síle, Hannigan, Caoimhe, Brennan, Sabina, Wolfe, Hannah, Lynch, Marina, Kee, Frank and Lawlor, Brian A. (2016) Systemic inflammatory markers and sources of social support among older adults in the Memory Research Unit cohort. Journal of Health Psychology. ISSN 1461-7277

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Abstract

Potential associations between systemic inflammation and social support received by a sample of 120 older adults were examined here. Inflammatory markers, cognitive function, social support and psychosocial wellbeing were evaluated. A structural equation modelling approach was used to analyse the data. The model was a good fit χ2108=256.13χ1082=256.13, p < 0.001; comparative fit index = 0.973; Tucker–Lewis Index = 0.962; root mean square error of approximation = 0.021; standardised root mean-square residual = 0.074). Chemokine levels were associated with increased age (β = 0.276), receipt of less social support from friends (β = −0.256) and body mass index (β = −0.256). Results are discussed in relation to social signal transduction theory.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Cognitive psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Welfare of older people
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
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Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2017 13:42
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 16:48
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2852

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