Mai Stafford
University College London
Publications 166
Background Older adults are advised to attend a number of preventive health checks to preserve health and identify risk factors for disease. Previous research has identified a number of health and social factors, labelled as predisposing, enabling and need factors, using Andersen’s Behavioural Model of Health Service Use, that are associated with health care utilisation. We aimed to assess associations between factors from childhood and adulthood, and health check attendance in later life in a B...
#1Amoolya Vusirikala (UoB: University of Bristol)
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Last.Gemma S. Morgan (UoB: University of Bristol)H-Index: 5
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#1Almar A L Kok (VU: VU University Amsterdam)H-Index: 5
#2Mai StaffordH-Index: 38
Last.Richard S. Cooper (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 108
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Background There are substantial socioeconomic inequalities in functional limitations in old age. Resilience may offer new insights into these inequalities by identifying constellations of factors that protect some individuals from developing functional limitations despite socioeconomic adversity. Methods Data from 1973 participants in the Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development (Great Britain), followed from birth until age 60–64, were used. Functional limitations wer...
#1Mai Stafford (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 38
#2Toni C. Antonucci (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 50
Last.Paola Zaninotto (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 20
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Objective: We describe changes in depressive symptoms and positive and negative social support from the spouse/partner in a representative sample of older people in England. Method: Men and women aged 50+ (N = 7,171) from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing reported social support and depressive symptoms (Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale) on up to five occasions between 2002-2003 and 2010-2011. Parallel process latent growth models estimated their bidirectional associations...
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#1Emily T. Murray (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 9
#2Paola Zaninotto (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 20
Last.Jenny Head (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 54
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Abstract Several studies have documented that older workers who live in areas with higher unemployment rates are more likely to leave work for health and non-health reasons. Due to tracking of area disadvantage over the life course, and because negative individual health and socioeconomic factors are more likely to develop in individuals from disadvantaged areas, we do not know at what specific ages, and through which specific pathways, area unemployment may be influencing retirement age. Using ...
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#1Linda EjlskovH-Index: 4
#2Henrik BøggildH-Index: 16
Last.Mai StaffordH-Index: 38
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#1Mai StaffordH-Index: 38
#2Rebecca E. Lacey (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 8
Last.Anne McMunn (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 19
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Many developed nations seek to increase older people’s work participation. Work and family are linked to paid work in later life, and to each other. Few studies combined work and family histories using multichannel sequence analysis capturing status and timing of transitions in relation to work in later life. Using the MRC National Survey of Health and Development, for whom State Pension Age was age 65 (men) or 60 (women), we examined paid work at age 60–64 (and age 68–69 for men only) by work–f...
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#1Natasha Wood (IOE: Institute of Education)
#2Anne McMunn (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 19
Last.Mai StaffordH-Index: 38
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BACKGROUND: Married people have lower rates of mortality and report better physical and mental health at older ages, compared to their unmarried counterparts. However, there is limited evidence on the association between marriage and physical capability, the ability to carry out the tasks of daily living, which is predictive of future mortality and social care use. We investigate the association between marital status and physical capability at mid to later life in England and the United States....
#1Linda Ejlskov (AAU: Aalborg University)H-Index: 4
#2Jesper Wulff (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 2
Last.Mai StaffordH-Index: 38
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ABSTRACTObjectives: Improving the design and targeting of interventions is important for alleviating loneliness among older adults. This requires identifying which correlates are the most important predictors of loneliness. This study demonstrates the use of recursive partitioning in exploring the characteristics and assessing the relative importance of correlates of loneliness in older adults.Method: Using exploratory regression trees and random forests, we examined combinations and the relativ...
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