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Social capital dynamics and health in mid to later life: findings from Australia

Purpose The influence of social capital has been shown to improve health and wellbeing. This study investigates the relationship between changes in social capital and health outcomes during a 6-year follow-up in mid to later life in Australia. Methods Nationally representative data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey included participants aged ...

Multimorbidity, health and aging in Canada and Australia: a tale of two countries

Background Multimorbidity has been recognized as a major public health issue, negatively affecting health-related quality of life, including physical, functional, mental, emotional, and social domains, as well as increasing health care utilization. This exploratory study examines selected health outcomes associated with multimorbidity across older age groups/cohorts and gender, ...

End of life hospitalisations differ for older Australian women according to death trajectory: a longitudinal data linkage study

Background Hospitalisations are the prime contributor to healthcare expenditure, with older adults often identified as high hospital users. Despite the apparent high use of hospitals at the end of life, limited evidence currently exists regarding reasons for hospitalisation. Understanding complex end of life care needs is required for future health care planning as the global ...

Factors predicting health services use among older people in China: An analysis of the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study 2013

Background Rapid population ageing in China is increasing the numbers of older people who are likely to require health services in response to higher levels of poor perceived health and chronic diseases. Understanding factors influencing health services use at late life will help to plan for increasing needs for health care, reducing inequalities in health services use and ...

Pathways to Well-Being in Later Life: Socioeconomic and Health Determinants Across the Life Course of Australian Baby Boomers

In many countries like Australia and the United States, baby boomers are referred to as the ‘lucky cohort’, yet there has been little research on the origins and extent of inequalities within this cohort. This study uses path analysis to investigate direct and indirect effects of childhood and adult socioeconomic status and health on two subjective well-being measures: quality of ...

The effectiveness of an aged care specific leadership and management program on workforce, work environment, and care quality outcomes: design of a cluster randomised controlled trial

Background A plethora of observational evidence exists concerning the impact of management and leadership on workforce, work environment, and care quality. Yet, no randomised controlled trial has been conducted to test the effectiveness of leadership and management interventions in aged care. An innovative aged care clinical leadership program (Clinical Leadership in Aged Care − ...

A simple measure with complex determinants: investigation of the correlates of self-rated health in older men and women from three continents

Hal Kendig Mary A Luszcz Yasuhiko Saito Kerry Sargent-Cox 0 Kaarin J Anstey 0 0 Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing, Australian National University , Canberra, ACT , Australia