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Title: Fifteen dimensions of health among community-dwelling older Singaporeans
Authors: Malhotra, C. 
Chan, A.
Malhotra, R. 
Østbye, T. 
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Malhotra, C., Chan, A., Malhotra, R., Østbye, T. (2011). Fifteen dimensions of health among community-dwelling older Singaporeans. Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research 2011 : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper aims to present a broad perspective of health of older Singaporeans spanning 15 health dimensions and study the association between self-rated health (SRH) and other health dimensions. Using data from a survey of 5000 Singaporeans (≥60 years), SRH and "health" in 14 other dimensions were assessed. Generalized logit model was used to assess contribution of these 14 dimensions to positive and negative SRH, compared to average SRH. About 86% reported their health to be average or higher. Prevalence of positive SRH and health in most other dimensions was lower in older age groups. Positive and negative SRH were associated with mobility, hearing, vision, major physical illness, pain, personal mastery, depressive symptoms, and perceived financial adequacy. The findings show that a majority of older Singaporeans report themselves as healthy overall and in a wide range of health dimensions. Copyright © 2011 Chetna Malhotra et al.
Source Title: Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research
ISSN: 16877063
DOI: 10.1155/2011/128581
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