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Health status, health behaviours and anxiety symptoms of older male caregivers: Findings from the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project

Shu, Chen-Chun; Cumming, Robert; Kendig, Hal; Blyth, Fiona; Waite, Louise; Le Couteur, David George; Handelsman, David J; Naganathan, Vasi


Objective: To explore differences between older male caregivers and non-caregivers on health status, health behaviours and well-being, including symptoms of anxiety. Methods: Data were collected through self-completed questionnaires and face-to-face interviews with 1705 community living men aged ≥70 in the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Results: Eleven per cent of older men were caregivers, of whom 81.7% were looking after their wives or partners. Older male caregivers did not...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Australasian Journal on Ageing
DOI: 10.1111/ajag.12376


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