Determinants of change in perceived health in a longitudinal study of older adults.

@article{Rodin1992DeterminantsOC,
  title={Determinants of change in perceived health in a longitudinal study of older adults.},
  author={Judith Rodin and G J Mcavay},
  journal={Journal of gerontology},
  year={1992},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={P373-84}
}
To determine the factors that are predictive of a negative decline in perceived health in a longitudinal study of 251 men and women aged 62 and older, we developed a "synthetic" cohort of individuals who experienced a decline in perceived health between two time points and a control cohort of those who did not. The longitudinal design of the study made it possible to evaluate the effects of "baseline" predictors, gathered prior to the time interval during which the reported change in perceived… CONTINUE READING