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Associations of diet quality with health-related quality of life in older Australian men and women

Milte, Catherine M., Thorpe, Maree G., Crawford, David, Ball, Kylie and McNaughton, Sarah A. 2015, Associations of diet quality with health-related quality of life in older Australian men and women, Experimental gerontology, vol. 64, pp. 8-16, doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2015.01.047.

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Title Associations of diet quality with health-related quality of life in older Australian men and women
Author(s) Milte, Catherine M.ORCID iD for Milte, Catherine M. orcid.org/0000-0003-0035-6405
Thorpe, Maree G.
Crawford, DavidORCID iD for Crawford, David orcid.org/0000-0002-2467-7556
Ball, KylieORCID iD for Ball, Kylie orcid.org/0000-0003-2893-8415
McNaughton, Sarah A.ORCID iD for McNaughton, Sarah A. orcid.org/0000-0001-5936-9820
Journal name Experimental gerontology
Volume number 64
Start page 8
End page 16
Total pages 9
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2015-04
ISSN 1873-6815
Keyword(s) ageing
diet
health status
longitudinal survey
mental health
nutrition status
quality of life
Summary This study investigated associations between diet quality measures and quality of life two years later. Adults 55-65 years participating in the Wellbeing, Eating and Exercise for a Long Life (WELL) study in Victoria, Australia (n = 1150 men and n = 1307 women) completed a postal survey including a 111-item food frequency questionnaire in 2010. Diet quality in 2010 was assessed via the dietary guideline index (DGI), recommended food score (RFS) and Mediterranean diet score (MDS). The RAND 36-item survey assessed health-related quality of life in 2012. Associations were assessed using logistic regression adjusted for covariates. In men, DGI and RFS were associated with better reported energy (OR = 1.79, CI: 1.25, 2.55 and OR = 1.56, CI: 1.11, 2.19 respectively), and DGI was additionally associated with better general health (OR = 1.54, 95% CI: 1.08, 2.20), and overall mental component summary scale (OR = 1.51, CI: 1.07, 2.15) in the fully adjusted model. In women, associations between two indices of diet quality (DGI, RFS) physical function (OR = 1.66, CI: 1.19, 2.31 and OR = 1.70, CI: 1.21, 2.37 respectively) and general health (OR = 1.83, CI: 1.32, 2.54 and OR = 1.54, CI: 1.11, 2.14 respectively) were observed. DGI was also associated with overall physical component summary score (OR = 1.56, CI: 1.12, 2.17). Additional associations between emotional wellbeing and DGI (OR = 1.40, CI: 1.01, 1.93) and RFS (OR = 1.44, CI: 1.04, 1.99), and MDS and energy (OR = 1.53, CI: 1.11, 2.10) were observed in the fully adjusted model, in women only. Older adults with better quality diets report better health-related quality of life, with additional associations with emotional wellbeing observed in women.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.exger.2015.01.047
Field of Research 111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920502 Health Related to Ageing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Grant ID DP 1095595
Copyright notice ©2015, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives licence
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