Social engagement and health outcomes among older people: introduction to a special section

Authors: Peter A. Bath & Dorly Deeg



In this special section on social engagement in older people, the studies focus on social participation. This Introduction reviews research which has examined the relationship between this aspect of social engagement and health. This includes research that looked at the impact of social leisure activities (i.e. attending classes/lectures, and attending spectator events, e.g. movies, plays, sports events); and passive and relatively solitary leisure (i.e. watching television, listening to the radio, reading).

Published by: Health Informatics Research Group, Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield

Publication Date: 2005

Country: United Kingdom

Language: English

Type: Reports/Papers