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Early predictors of impaired sleep : a study on life course socioeconomic conditions and sleeping problems in older adults

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Objectives: This study aimed to assess how childhood socioeconomic conditions are associatedwith sleeping problems in older adults and how this association may be mediated by socioeconomicconditions across the lives of individuals using a life course perspective. Since the life courseopportunities differ systematically between men and women, attention was given to gender differencesin the association. Methods: Data from 23,766 individuals aged over 50 years of the longitudinal Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) were used. Logistic mixed-effect models were estimatedto examine the associations between childhood socioeconomic conditions and the presence ofsleeping problems. Results: For women, the analyses showed an association between childhood socioeconomic conditionsand sleeping problems. For men, only current socioeconomic conditions were found to berelevant for sleep. The importance of childhood socioeconomic conditions for sleeping problemsdid not affect the evolution of sleeping problems over ageing. Conclusion: In this study no empirical support was found for processes of cumulative advantage/disadvantage or age-as-leveler. However, childhood does seem to be a critical period for the sleepof women, because the association with childhood socioeconomic conditions remains even when the circumstances later in life are considered. These findings, in particular the gender differences in the association, underline the importance of tracking life course patterns in the study of sleeping problems in older adults.
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Phychiatric Mental Health, Gerontology, Geriatrics and Gerontology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Sleeping problems, aging, life course, socioeconomic conditions, life span

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Van de Straat, Vera, et al. “Early Predictors of Impaired Sleep : A Study on Life Course Socioeconomic Conditions and Sleeping Problems in Older Adults.” AGING & MENTAL HEALTH , 2019.
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Van de Straat, V., Cheval, B., Schmidt, R. E., Sieber, S., Courvoisier, D., Kliegel, M., … Bracke, P. (2019). Early predictors of impaired sleep : a study on life course socioeconomic conditions and sleeping problems in older adults. AGING & MENTAL HEALTH .
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Van de Straat, Vera, Boris Cheval, Ralph E. Schmidt, Stefan Sieber, Delphine Courvoisier, Matthias Kliegel, Claudine Burton-Jeangros, Stéphane Cullati, and Piet Bracke. 2019. “Early Predictors of Impaired Sleep : A Study on Life Course Socioeconomic Conditions and Sleeping Problems in Older Adults.” AGING & MENTAL HEALTH .
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Van de Straat, Vera, Boris Cheval, Ralph E. Schmidt, Stefan Sieber, Delphine Courvoisier, Matthias Kliegel, Claudine Burton-Jeangros, Stéphane Cullati, and Piet Bracke. 2019. “Early Predictors of Impaired Sleep : A Study on Life Course Socioeconomic Conditions and Sleeping Problems in Older Adults.” AGING & MENTAL HEALTH .
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Van de Straat V, Cheval B, Schmidt RE, Sieber S, Courvoisier D, Kliegel M, et al. Early predictors of impaired sleep : a study on life course socioeconomic conditions and sleeping problems in older adults. AGING & MENTAL HEALTH . 2019;
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V. Van de Straat et al., “Early predictors of impaired sleep : a study on life course socioeconomic conditions and sleeping problems in older adults,” AGING & MENTAL HEALTH , 2019.
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  abstract     = {Objectives: This study aimed to assess how childhood socioeconomic conditions are associatedwith sleeping problems in older adults and how this association may be mediated by socioeconomicconditions across the lives of individuals using a life course perspective. Since the life courseopportunities differ systematically between men and women, attention was given to gender differencesin the association.
Methods: Data from 23,766 individuals aged over 50 years of the longitudinal Survey of Health,
Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) were used. Logistic mixed-effect models were estimatedto examine the associations between childhood socioeconomic conditions and the presence ofsleeping problems.
Results: For women, the analyses showed an association between childhood socioeconomic conditionsand sleeping problems. For men, only current socioeconomic conditions were found to berelevant for sleep. The importance of childhood socioeconomic conditions for sleeping problemsdid not affect the evolution of sleeping problems over ageing.
Conclusion: In this study no empirical support was found for processes of cumulative advantage/disadvantage or age-as-leveler. However, childhood does seem to be a critical period for the sleepof women, because the association with childhood socioeconomic conditions remains even when the circumstances later in life are considered. These findings, in particular the gender differences in the association, underline the importance of tracking life course patterns in the study of sleeping problems in older adults.},
  author       = {Van de Straat, Vera and Cheval, Boris and Schmidt, Ralph E. and Sieber, Stefan and Courvoisier, Delphine and Kliegel, Matthias and Burton-Jeangros, Claudine and Cullati, Stéphane and Bracke, Piet},
  issn         = {1360-7863},
  journal      = {AGING & MENTAL HEALTH },
  keywords     = {Phychiatric Mental Health,Gerontology,Geriatrics and Gerontology,Psychiatry and Mental health,Sleeping problems,aging,life course,socioeconomic conditions,life span},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Early predictors of impaired sleep : a study on life course socioeconomic conditions and sleeping problems in older adults},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2018.1534078},
  year         = {2019},
}

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