Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Engagement in paid work as a protective predictor of basic activities of daily living disability in Japanese urban and rural community-dwelling elderly residents: An 8-year prospective study.

Elderly Japanese men who do not engage in ongoing paid work appear to have a greater risk of developing a physical disability. Continuing to work may be an effective strategy for men to participate in social activities. Women do not appear to have the same benefit from engaging in paid work, possibly due to the difference of sex roles in conventional Japanese society.  (Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2015 Jan 22.)
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