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Is Experience as a Prisoner of War a Risk Factor for Accelerated Age-Related Illness and Disability?

Creasey, Helen; Sulway, M; Dent, Owen; Broe, G Anthony; Jorm, Anthony F; Tennant, C


OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the experience of internment as a Prisoner of War (POW) during World War II was associated with a higher prevalence of chronic disease and diminished functional performance in later life. DESIGN: A retrospective and prospective cohort design. SETTING: Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: A random sample of 101 Australian, male, ex-prisoners of the Japanese and a comparison group of 107 non-POW combatants from the same theatre of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society


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