Sex Differences in Medication and Primary Healthcare Use before and after Spousal Bereavement at Older Ages in Denmark: Nationwide Register Study of over 6000 Bereavements

Oksuzyan A, Jacobsen R, Glaser K, Tomassini C, Vaupel JW, Christensen K (2011)
Journal of Aging Research 2011: 678289 .

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Oksuzyan, AnnaUniBi ; Jacobsen, Rune; Glaser, Karen; Tomassini, Cecilia; Vaupel, James W.; Christensen, Kaare
Abstract / Bemerkung
Background. The study aimed to examine sex differences in healthcare use before and after widowhood to investigate whether reduced healthcare use among widowers compared with widows may partially explain excess mortality and more adverse health outcomes among men than women after spousal loss.Methods. All individuals alive and aged at least 60 years in 1996 and who became widowed in the period from 1996 to 2003 were selected from the 5% sample of the total Danish population and all Danish twins. The healthcare use was assessed as the average daily all-cause and major system-specific medication use and the average annual number of visits to general physicians (GPs).Results. The average daily use of all-cause and major system-specific medications, as well as the number of GP visits increased over the period from 1 year before and up to 5 years after a spouse's death, but there were no sex-specific patterns in the trajectories of medication use and number of GP visits after conjugal loss.Conclusion. We found little support for the hypothesis that reduced healthcare use contributes to the explanation of more adverse health outcomes after conjugal loss in men compared with women in Denmark.
Erscheinungsjahr
2011
Zeitschriftentitel
Journal of Aging Research
Band
2011
Art.-Nr.
678289
eISSN
2090-2212
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https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2960119

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Oksuzyan A, Jacobsen R, Glaser K, Tomassini C, Vaupel JW, Christensen K. Sex Differences in Medication and Primary Healthcare Use before and after Spousal Bereavement at Older Ages in Denmark: Nationwide Register Study of over 6000 Bereavements. Journal of Aging Research. 2011;2011: 678289 .
Oksuzyan, A., Jacobsen, R., Glaser, K., Tomassini, C., Vaupel, J. W., & Christensen, K. (2011). Sex Differences in Medication and Primary Healthcare Use before and after Spousal Bereavement at Older Ages in Denmark: Nationwide Register Study of over 6000 Bereavements. Journal of Aging Research, 2011, 678289 . https://doi.org/10.4061/2011/678289
Oksuzyan, A., Jacobsen, R., Glaser, K., Tomassini, C., Vaupel, J. W., and Christensen, K. (2011). Sex Differences in Medication and Primary Healthcare Use before and after Spousal Bereavement at Older Ages in Denmark: Nationwide Register Study of over 6000 Bereavements. Journal of Aging Research 2011:678289 .
Oksuzyan, A., et al., 2011. Sex Differences in Medication and Primary Healthcare Use before and after Spousal Bereavement at Older Ages in Denmark: Nationwide Register Study of over 6000 Bereavements. Journal of Aging Research, 2011: 678289 .
A. Oksuzyan, et al., “Sex Differences in Medication and Primary Healthcare Use before and after Spousal Bereavement at Older Ages in Denmark: Nationwide Register Study of over 6000 Bereavements”, Journal of Aging Research, vol. 2011, 2011, : 678289 .
Oksuzyan, A., Jacobsen, R., Glaser, K., Tomassini, C., Vaupel, J.W., Christensen, K.: Sex Differences in Medication and Primary Healthcare Use before and after Spousal Bereavement at Older Ages in Denmark: Nationwide Register Study of over 6000 Bereavements. Journal of Aging Research. 2011, : 678289 (2011).
Oksuzyan, Anna, Jacobsen, Rune, Glaser, Karen, Tomassini, Cecilia, Vaupel, James W., and Christensen, Kaare. “Sex Differences in Medication and Primary Healthcare Use before and after Spousal Bereavement at Older Ages in Denmark: Nationwide Register Study of over 6000 Bereavements”. Journal of Aging Research 2011 (2011): 678289 .

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