Ageing Well in the Over 45s: Using a Health Check Log

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Show simple item record Sheriff, JN Chenoweth, L 2010-07-13T08:48:49Z 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Australian Journal of Primary Health, 2008, 14 (1), pp. 90 - 96
dc.identifier.issn 1448-7527
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study aimed to promote health awareness, health monitoring skills, timely consultation with health professionals and health-related quality of life for persons 45 years and over through maintaining a specially-designed Health Check Log (HCL). A pre-/post-test quasi-experimental research design was employed with data triangulation, to compare health-related quality of life for treatments with matched controls. Data were obtained from a convenience sample of 120 community-dwelling participants and 69 health professionals living and/or working in the South Eastern Sydney/Illawarra Area Health Service catchment area, and volunteer members of the Council on the Ageing. Eighty of the treatment group maintained the HCL for 12 months. Outcome measures included the SF-36 health survey, monthly/bi-monthly telephone/ electronic mail interviews, feedback survey, and focus group discussions. The majority of treatments reported that keeping the HCL raised levels of awareness (69%), assisted in developing skills ( 9%) and confidence ( 7%) in assessing and monitoring health, and in adopting preventative illness approaches ( 4%). Stratified analyses of the SF-36 health survey revealed significant differences between groups at post-test; in particular, positive health perceptions in those who are retired and living on their own.
dc.publisher La Trobe University
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1071/PY08012
dc.title Ageing Well in the Over 45s: Using a Health Check Log
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Australian Journal of Primary Health
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 14
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne VIC en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 90 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 96 en_US FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1799 Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.personcode 888583
dc.percentage 100 en_US Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Ageing well, Healthy ageing, Health promotion, Health check log en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
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