"How was your health 3 years ago?" Predicting mortality in older adults using a retrospective change measure of self-rated health

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Aim: Studies have shown better predictive value of self-rated health (SRH) for mortality when prospective change in SRH is considered. However, retrospective change is more feasible and might have better sensitivity to objective health changes. This study compares the predictive value for mortality of retrospectively measured change in SRH (based on a "then-test") with current SRH and prospectively measured change in SRH. Methods: Data from two waves of the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (2001-2003 and 2005-2006 [T
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)678-686
JournalGeriatrics & gerontology international
Issue number3
Early online date22 Nov 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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