4122.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Measuring Health and Well-Being

Learning Objectives: 1) To understand issues in assessing health of older adults. 2) To become familiar with specific health assessment tools. 3) To identify methodological problems in design of these instruments
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Presider(s):James G. Zimmer, MD
12:30 PMAssessing the Health of Older Adults in Los Angeles County
Cheryl Wold, MPH, Daniel Magana, MPH, Amy Paturel, MS, MPH
12:45 PMTests of data quality, scaling assumptions, reliability and validity of the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey
John E. Ware Jr, PhD, Barbara L. Gandek, MS, Mark R. Kosinski, MA, James M. McCarthy, MHSA, Lori A. Andersen, MS, Jessica A. Corrigan, Samuel C. Haffer, PhD
1:00 PMOlder Americans: Key Indicators of Well-Being---Findings from the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
Andrea L. Pernack, MPH, Kristen N. Robinson, PhD
1:15 PMAssessing the physical and mental functioning of the elderly in North Carolina: Results from the Health Outcomes Survey
Louise M. Henderson, MSPH, Anna P. Schenck, MSPH, PhD, Deborah L. Nicholas, BS
1:30 PMHealth of the elderly: where are there disparities?
Phyllis D Sims, MS, May R Yamate, MS, Jean Slosek, MS
1:45 PMReliability of the SF-36 using proxy measurement in the geriatric population: preliminary results
Thomas E. Wasser, PhD
Sponsor:Gerontological Health
Cosponsors:Chiropractic Health Care; Epidemiology; Health Administration; Social Work

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA