A study is the first to use a large range of instruments/ tools and include older adults from many ethnic groups to determine factors affecting their physical activity. Results showed that age, education, social network, pain and depression accounted for a statistically significant proportion of unique variance in physical activity in this diverse older population living independently. Those who reported lower physical activity tended to be older, have less years of education and reported lower social engagement, networking, resilience, mental health, self-health rating, and higher levels of depression, anxiety, pain, and body mass index compared to the moderate to high physical activity groups.
Tag: Social Network
180 million Parler posts show discussion dominated by Trump, conversative topics, conspiracy theories
Article title: A Large Open Dataset from the Parler Social Network Authors: Max Aliapoulios, Emmi Bevensee, Jeremy Blackburn, Barry Bradlyn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Gianluca Stringhini, Savvas Zannettou From the authors: “This paper presents a dataset of 183M Parler posts made by…
Does deplatforming work? Research explores effects of banning users from social network platforms
Article title: Understanding the Effect of Deplatforming on Social Networks Authors: Shiza Ali, Mohammad Hammas Saeed, Esraa Aldreabi, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Savvas Zannettou, Gianluca Stringhini From the authors: “We find that users who get banned on Twitter/Reddit exhibit an…
New study examines neighborhood and social network’s relation to binge drinking among adults
Study examines how neighborhood and social network characteristics relate to adult binge drinking.
Why some friends make you feel more supported than others
It’s good to have friends and family to back you up when you need it – but it’s even better if your supporters are close with each other too, a new set of studies suggests.
Pandemic disrupting social networks that are key to older adults’ well-being
Having a strong social network of friends and family can have a positive impact on people’s emotional and physical well-being, particularly for those 65 and older. IU researchers are now studying how the pandemic has disrupted those social connections for older adults.