|Title||Are Changes in Self-Rated Health Associated With Memory Decline in Older Adults?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Bendayan, R, Piccinin, AM, Hofer, SM, Muniz, G|
|Journal||J Aging Health|
|Date Published||2017 12|
|Keywords||Aged, Cross-Sectional Studies, Diagnostic Self Evaluation, Female, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Memory Disorders, Self Report, United States|
OBJECTIVE: The association between patterns of change in self-rated health (SRH) and memory trajectories in older adults was examined using a systematic approach.
METHOD: Data from the Health and Retirement Study ( n = 6,016) and the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing ( n = 734) were analyzed. Individuals were grouped into five categories according to their pattern of change in SRH over 8 years: stable excellent/very good/good, stable fair/poor, improvement, decline, and fluctuating pattern without a trend. Memory was measured using immediate and delayed recall tests. Kruskal-Wallis, chi-squares tests, and linear mixed models were used to examine the association.
RESULTS: Different rates of decline in memory can be identified in the different patterns of change in SRH. Those who had a stable excellent/very good/good pattern had the slowest rate of decline.
DISCUSSION: Our findings suggest that SRH status and patterns of change could be used as a marker of cognitive decline in prevention screening programs.
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|Alternate Journal||J Aging Health|
|Grant List||MC_UU_12019/1 / / Medical Research Council / United Kingdom |
P01 AG043362 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States