The first article based on the most recent SWEOLD data collection entitled “Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Swedish adults aged 77 years and older: Age differences in lifestyle changes”, has recently been published in the Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.
Results highlight the considerable heterogeneity within the Swedish population aged 77 and older in relation to lifestyle changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The “younger old” (77–84 years) experienced more significant changes than the “older old” (85+ years), especially in social interactions with family.
Findings also indicate significant age differences in internet use, which require attention to prevent digital exclusion of an already vulnerable group.”
Augustsson, E., Von Saenger, I., Agahi, N., Kåreholt, I., & Ericsson, M. (2023). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Swedish adults aged 77 years and older: Age differences in lifestyle changes. Scandinavian journal of public health, 14034948231172249. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/14034948231172249