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An examination of the effects of intra and inter-individual changes in wellbeing and mental health on self-rated health in a population study of middle and older-aged adults

Burns, Richard; Sargent-Cox, Kerry; Mitchell, Paul; Anstey, Kaarin


PURPOSE Self-rated health is frequently used as an indicator of health and quality of life in epidemiological studies. While the association between self-rated health and negative mental health is well established, associations with indictors of positive wellbeing are less clear. Data from the Dynamic Analyses to Optimise Ageing (DYNOPTA) project were used to compare the effects of vitality and mental health on self-rated health. METHODS Participants (n = 40,712) provided information on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-03-15
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology (2014): 1-10
DOI: 10.1007/s00127-014-0864-6


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