Predictors of mental health in midlife and older Australian women: A multilevel investigation

Seib, Charrlotte, Lee, Kathryn, Humphreys, Janice, & Anderson, Debra (2015) Predictors of mental health in midlife and older Australian women: A multilevel investigation. Health Care for Women International. (In Press)

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The purpose of this article is to examine the factors associated with women's mental health. A random sample of 340 Australian women aged 40–55 completed surveys on menopausal and lifestyle factors and mental health at three time points. We used hierarchical models to show that decrements in mental health were associated with a corresponding increase in some midlife symptoms (p < .01), time (p < .01), and poor physical health (p < .01), but the effect was not permanent. In older women, mental health was associated with physical functioning, climacteric symptoms, and time, while individual variations in mental health score were largely explained by lifestyle factors.

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ID Code: 90155
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2015.1080262
ISSN: 1096-4665
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Deposited On: 12 Nov 2015 00:28
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016 21:54

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