202672 SESSION ABSTRACT - Introducing the National Health and Aging Trends Study: How Daily Life Changes as We Age

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 12:30 PM

Judith D. Kasper, PhD , Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Rationale for the Session:

This symposium introduces a new national survey aimed at assembling a rich database that will allow researchers to study changes over time in independence and disability among older people, and key causes and consequences of these changes. Dissemination and broad use of the data by the research community is a major goal and through presentations such as this we plan to inform researchers about the study's aims, design, data content, and availability. This presentation also provides the research team with the opportunity to hear from the intended research community as the study is being developed.

Proposed paper titles in order of presentation:

1. Overview of the National Study of Aging and Health: Design, Data and Dissemination

2. Conceptualizing and Measuring Disability in the National Study of Aging and Health

3. Environmental Factors Affecting the Measurement of Disability: Plans for the National Study on Aging and Health

4. Assessing Disease Histories and Chronic Disabling Conditions in the National Study of Aging and Health

5. Tracking the Consequences of Disability in the National Study of Aging and Health

6. Designing Data Linkage Systems for the National Study of Aging and Health

No I do not want to have these abstracts considered separately.

Learning Objectives:
List new resources in the community for researchers interested in aging and disability

Keywords: Aging, Disability

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I conduct research on aging and disability as a university faculty member.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.