3312.0 Predictors and Facilitators of Healthy Aging

Monday, November 8, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This section will cover a wide range of topics related to healthy aging, including screening adherence for colorectal cancer, EHealth literacy of older adults, retirement timing and subjective well-being, positive attitudes and social activities among post-menopausal women, the role of religious involvement in moderating the relationship between economic strain and cognitive decline among older adults, and perceived health among older adult pathological gamblers. The methods in these studies will feature randomized clinical trial, survey, and secondary data analysis.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the use of interactive, multimedia, touchscreen kiosks to deliver engaging, culturally and linguistically appropriate colorectal cancer messages to low-income, low literacy Latinos 2. List two variables that influence the ehealth literacy of older adults. 3. Assess the effects of retirement timing on subjective well-being.
Yu Kang, PhD

Improving screening adherence for colorectal cancer: Effects of a kiosk intervention to promote screening among low-income Latinos
Armando Valdez, PhD, Rene Salazar, MD, Susan Stewart, PhD, Marilyn A. Winkleby, MPH, PhD and María E. Fernández, PhD
EHealth literacy of older adults: Findings from winter visitors to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas
Suad F. Ghaddar, PhD, Penny Simpson, DBA, Xiaojing Sheng, PhD and Melissa A. Valerio, PhD
Positive attitudes and social activities among post-menopausal women: Determinants of successful aging through the 60s, 70s, and 80s
Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, Angelica P. Herrera, DrPH, SangNam Ahn, PhD, MPSA and Marcia G. Ory, PhD, MPH
Perceived health among older adult pathological gamblers
Cynthia Sullivan Kerber, PhD and Kari Hickey, MS, RN

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Gerontological Health (newly approved name Aging & Public Health)
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)