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Article: Age-versus time-comparative self-rated health in Hong Kong Chinese older adults

TitleAge-versus time-comparative self-rated health in Hong Kong Chinese older adults
Authors
Issue Date2006
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/4294
Citation
International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2006, v. 21 n. 8, p. 729-739 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: The main objectives were to examine the relation between age-comparative (self vs others of same age) self-rated health (SRH) and time-comparative (self this year vs last year) SRH, and to evaluate which was more strongly associated with specific physical health problems. Methods: Cross-sectional data on two SRH measures and various physical health problems from 18749 male and 37413 female clients aged 65 or over from 18 Elderly Health Centres in Hong Kong were analysed using logistic regression with adjustment for potential confounders. Results: Men were more likely to report 'better' and less likely to report 'worse' SRH than women. 'Normal' was the most common option but the proportions choosing this decreased with age on both SRH measures. There was a fairly weak but statistically significant correlation between these two measures, with Kappa coefficients of 0.125 and 0.167 for men and women, respectively. For both men and women, there were significantly positive linear trends between age-comparative SRH options from 'better' to 'worse' and physical health problems, such as respiratory diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, any active chronic diseases, functional disability, depressive symptoms, taking medication regularly, and admission to hospital last year. However, for time-comparative SRH, those who rated 'normal' had the smallest odds ratios in all of the physical health problems above than those who rated 'better' or 'worse'. Conclusions: The two SRH measures correlated with each other weakly but significantly. Age-comparative SRH was linearly, and time-comparative SRH was curvilinearly associated with physical health problems. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151629
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.699
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.382
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dc.contributor.authorLi, ZBen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, SYen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, WMen_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, KSen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, MPen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, GMen_US
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Ren_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:25:40Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:25:40Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2006, v. 21 n. 8, p. 729-739en_US
dc.identifier.issn0885-6230en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151629-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: The main objectives were to examine the relation between age-comparative (self vs others of same age) self-rated health (SRH) and time-comparative (self this year vs last year) SRH, and to evaluate which was more strongly associated with specific physical health problems. Methods: Cross-sectional data on two SRH measures and various physical health problems from 18749 male and 37413 female clients aged 65 or over from 18 Elderly Health Centres in Hong Kong were analysed using logistic regression with adjustment for potential confounders. Results: Men were more likely to report 'better' and less likely to report 'worse' SRH than women. 'Normal' was the most common option but the proportions choosing this decreased with age on both SRH measures. There was a fairly weak but statistically significant correlation between these two measures, with Kappa coefficients of 0.125 and 0.167 for men and women, respectively. For both men and women, there were significantly positive linear trends between age-comparative SRH options from 'better' to 'worse' and physical health problems, such as respiratory diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, any active chronic diseases, functional disability, depressive symptoms, taking medication regularly, and admission to hospital last year. However, for time-comparative SRH, those who rated 'normal' had the smallest odds ratios in all of the physical health problems above than those who rated 'better' or 'worse'. Conclusions: The two SRH measures correlated with each other weakly but significantly. Age-comparative SRH was linearly, and time-comparative SRH was curvilinearly associated with physical health problems. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/4294en_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatryen_US
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Group - Ethnologyen_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshTime Factorsen_US
dc.titleAge-versus time-comparative self-rated health in Hong Kong Chinese older adultsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/gps.1553en_US
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dc.identifier.volume21en_US
dc.identifier.issue8en_US
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