District-Level Primary Care Supply Buffers the Negative Impact of Functional Limitations on Illness Perceptions in Older Adults with Multiple Illnesses

Journal article
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Publication Details

Author(s): Schüz B, Tesch-Römer C, Wurm S
Journal: Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
Publication year: 2015
Volume: 49
Journal issue: 3
Pages range: 463-472
ISSN: 0883-6612


Abstract


Background: Illness perceptions predict important outcomes, e.g. coping, adherence and well-being. Less is known about the sources of illness perceptions, in particular the role of environmental factors such as primary care supply.Purpose: This study examines whether and how primary care supply (on district level) affects individual illness perceptions.Methods: We conducted a longitudinal study in 271 adults 65 years and older with multiple illnesses. Functional limitations (SF-36 physical functioning subscale) at time 1 were tested as predictors of illness perceptions 6 months later. Primary care supply on district level was matched to individual data.Results: In multilevel models, functional limitations predicted illness perceptions. Primary care supply on district level moderated the impact of functional limitations on individual identity and emotional response perceptions, with better supply buffering detrimental effects of functional limitations.Conclusions: Illness perceptions do not only depend on individual factors, but socio-structural factors also substantially contribute to individual illness perceptions.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Wurm, Susanne Prof. Dr.
Professur für Psychogerontologie


Research Fields

Healthy Ageing: preventive approach
Professur für Psychogerontologie


How to cite

APA:
Schüz, B., Tesch-Römer, C., & Wurm, S. (2015). District-Level Primary Care Supply Buffers the Negative Impact of Functional Limitations on Illness Perceptions in Older Adults with Multiple Illnesses. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49(3), 463-472. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12160-014-9671-2

MLA:
Schüz, Benjamin, Clemens Tesch-Römer, and Susanne Wurm. "District-Level Primary Care Supply Buffers the Negative Impact of Functional Limitations on Illness Perceptions in Older Adults with Multiple Illnesses." Annals of Behavioral Medicine 49.3 (2015): 463-472.

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