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Quality of Life for 19,114 participants in the ASPREE (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) study and their association with sociodemographic and modifiable lifestyle risk factors

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Stocks, NP and Gonzalez-Chica, DA and Woods, RL and Lockery, JE and Wolfe, RSJ and Murray, AM and Kirpach, B and Shah, RC and Nelson, MR and Reid, CM and Ernst, ME and McNeil, JJ, on behalf of the ASPREE Investigator Group, Quality of Life for 19,114 participants in the ASPREE (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) study and their association with sociodemographic and modifiable lifestyle risk factors, Quality of Life Research pp. 1-12. ISSN 0962-9343 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018

DOI: doi:10.1007/s11136-018-2040-z

Abstract

Purpose: To explore the relationship between sociodemographic and lifestyle variables with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of a large cohort of 'healthy' older individuals.

Methods: The sample included individuals aged 65+ years from Australia (N = 16,703) and the USA (N = 2411) enrolled in the ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) multicentre placebo-controlled trial study and free of cardiovascular disease, dementia, serious physical disabilities or 'fatal' illnesses. The associations with the physical (PCS) and mental component scores (MCS) of HRQoL (SF-12 questionnaire) were explored using multiple linear regression models from data collected at baseline (2010-2014).

Results: The adjusted PCS mean was slightly higher in the USA (49.5  9.1) than Australia (48.2  11.6; p < 0.001), but MCS was similar in both samples (55.7  7.5 and 55.7  9.6, respectively; p = 0.603). Males, younger participants, better educated, more active individuals, or those currently drinking 1-2 alcoholic drinks/day showed a better HRQoL (results more evident for PCS than MCS), while current heavy smokers had the lowest physical HRQoL in both countries. Neither age, walking time, nor alcohol intake was associated with MCS in either cohort.

Conclusions: Baseline HRQoL of ASPREE participants was higher than that reported in population-based studies of older individuals, but the associations between sociodemographic and lifestyle variables were consistent with the published literature. As the cohort ages and develops chronic diseases, ASPREE will be able to document HRQoL changes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:global health, health status, health-related quality of life, mental health, social determinants of health
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cardiovascular System and Diseases
UTAS Author:Nelson, MR (Professor Mark Nelson)
ID Code:129846
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2018-12-19
Last Modified:2019-01-21
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