A MULTIDIMENSIONAL STUDY OF THE LIFE SATIS-FACTION INDEX IN URBAN ELDERLY
Guo Jinwu Wuhan University Hospital
Life Satisfaction Index (LSI) is important in evaluating the mental health of elderly persons, many factors influence LSI of the elderly. Our study indi- cates that the sample of 355 urban elderly have a mean of 13.07±3.43 (M± SD) of LSIA scores, and there are significant differences in LSIA mean sco- res, of four variables: satisfied with the present financial situation, close friends, depressive symptoms, and subjective state of health. Multiple stepwise regression analysis reveals several variables——satisfied with the present fina- ncial situation, self-rating of health, depressive symptoms,occupation, and close friends——significantly associated with LSIA.