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

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dc.contributor.author Sheriff, June en_US
dc.contributor.author Chenoweth, Lynn en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-13T08:48:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-13T08:48:49Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2007002916 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sheriff June and Chenoweth Lynnette 2008, 'Ageing Well in the Over 45s: Using a Health Check Log', La Trobe University, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 90-96. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1448-7527 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12562
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher La Trobe University en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY08012 en_US
dc.title Ageing Well in the Over 45s: Using a Health Check Log en_US
dc.parent Australian Journal of Primary Health en_US
dc.journal.volume 14 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne VIC en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 90 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 96 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 179900 en_US
dc.personcode 0000020673 en_US
dc.personcode 888583 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Ageing well, Healthy ageing, Health promotion, Health check log en_US
dc.staffid 888583 en_US


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