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Longitudinal Change of Self-Perceptions of Ageing and Mortality

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

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Objective.To understand the association between self-perceptions of aging (SPA) and mortality in late life.Method.The sample (n = 1,507) was drawn from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Aging (baseline age = 65-103 years). We used joint growth curve and survival models on 5 waves of data for a period of 16 years to investigate the random intercept and slope of SPA for predicting all-cause mortality.Results.The unadjusted model revealed that poor SPA at baseline, as well as decline in SPA,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/51836
Source: Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbt005

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