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Determinants of Self-Rated Health Items with Different Points of Reference: Implications for Health Measurement of Older Adults

Sargent-Cox, Kerry; Anstey, Kaarin; Luszcz, Mary A


Objective: This study assessed whether three commonly used self-rated health (SRH) items (global, age-comparative, and self-comparative) are equivalent measures of health perception for older adults. Method: Regression analyses were used to simultaneously contrast the associations between physical, psychological, and social factors relating to health for three SRH items, in a large ( N = 2,034) population-based sample of older adults (65 years and older) from the Australian Longitudinal Study...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Aging and Health
DOI: 10.1177/0898264308321035


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