Societal participation of individuals aged 55-64 years with and without chronic disease

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Background: It is unknown whether an increase in societal participation is important for individuals with a chronic disease. This study explores whether having paid work, volunteer activities or informal care giving differs for individuals with a chronic disease and those without. Methods: Respondents (n = 1779) aged 55-64 years who participated in the Longitudinal Ageing Study Amsterdam in 2002/2003 or 2012/2013 were included. We tested differences in (combinations of) performing paid work, volunteer activities or informal care giving between participants with and without a chronic disease by regression analyses, while taking into account sociodemographic confounders and effect modification by year. Results: Having a chronic disease was associated with having paid work in 2002/2003 (OR: 0.5; 95% CI: 04-0.7), but not in 2012/2013 (OR: 0.7; 95% CI: 0.4-1.1). Work participation of participants with (OR: 1.5; 95% CI: 1.0-2.2) and without a chronic disease (OR: 2.3; 95% CI: 1.3-3.9) increased in 2012/2013. Participants with a chronic disease are more likely to participate in volunteer activities than paid work. No statistically significant associations were found between having a chronic disease and informal care giving. Conclusion: Participation in paid work differs between individuals aged 55-64 years with a chronic disease and those without, but participation in informal care giving did not. Individuals with a chronic disease are more likely to participate in volunteer activities than paid work. Future research should focus on differences in societal participation within heterogeneous group of individuals with a chronic disease, since differences may be present in subgroups with specific chronic diseases.
LanguageEnglish
Pages93-98
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Societal participation of individuals aged 55-64 years with and without chronic disease. / Scharn, Micky; van der Beek, Allard J.; Suanet, Bianca; Huisman, Martijn; Boot, C. cile R. L.

In: European Journal of Public Health, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2019, p. 93-98.

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