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Correlates of subjective health across the aging lifespan: understanding self-rated health in the oldest old

French, Davina J.; Sargent-Cox, Kerry A.; Luszcz, Mary A.


OBJECTIVES: To examine the determinants of self-rated health (SRH) in different age groups of older adults, including the oldest-old. METHODS: Variables assessing physical health, difficulty with self-care, depressive symptoms and cognitive impairment were pooled and harmonised from three Australian longitudinal studies of ageing (n=5,222). The association of these with SRH was examined in older adults aged 60-64 years, 65-74 years, 75-84 years and 85 years and older. RESULTS: SRH was not...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012-10-26
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Aging and Health 24.8 (2012): 1449-1469
DOI: 10.1177/0898264312461151


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