A third alternative explanation is that a single, overall predictive model of disaster preparedness seems unlikely to exist; rather, a plethora of factors most likely explains preparedness as a whole, and the small percentage of the variance in preparedness activity from QoL and well-being reflects deeply personal approaches to wellbeing. The more the study variables were isolated in the analyses here, the less powerfully an effect was observed with preparedness. A result is that there is no evidence for making specific adaptations for preparedness education based on one particular domain of well-being at the expense of the other. Disasters are complex problems, with complex solutions, and disaster resilience is dynamic, personal, subjective, and sometimes situational.
Alternatively, our data suggest that the greater benefits of allotment gardening for older people may be related to the fact that older gardeners use and experience their garden in a more health-supportive way than younger gardeners. Among other things, we found that older gardeners spent more of their time on the allotment on gardening as compared to passive relaxation, and we also found that this activity pattern was positively related to well-being independent of age. Conceivably, greater therapeutic benefits of gardening as compared to passive relaxation may be related to a more immersive involvement with nature and a greater sense of accomplishment and achievement from working in the garden . Finally, as health and well-being may decline in old age, a pattern that was generally confirmed in our control group, it is also possible that there was more room for an influence of allotment gardening to appear among the older respondents [
Purpose: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the physical and mental health of general population has been adversely affected. This study aims to investigate if there are age-related differences in functional capacity, physical activity, life satisfaction, well-being and quality of life among adults of different age groups during this era.Methods: One-hundred fifty participants aged between 18-65 years were included. Participants were divided into 5 age groups, with 30 people in each age group i.e., 18-25, 25-35, 35-45, 45-55, and 55-65 years, using a block randomization. Functional capacity was evaluated with 1-minute sit-to-stand test (1-min STST); level of physical activity with International Physical Activity Questionnaire-Short Form (IPAQ-SF); life satisfaction with The Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS); well-being with WHO-5 Well-Being Index (WHO-5); and the quality of life with Short Form-12 (SF-12). All assessments were applied via an online form.Results: Age negatively correlated to 1-min STST (p 153554b96e