jatrana-lifeandliving-2012.pdf (559.63 kB)
Life and living in advanced age: a cohort study in New Zealand - Te Puāwaitanga o Nga Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu, LiLACS NZ: Study protocol
journal contributionposted on 2012-06-01, 00:00 authored by K Hayman, N Kerse, L Dyall, M Kepa, R Teh, C Wham, V Wright-St Claire, J Wiles, S Keeling, M Connolly, T Wilkinson, S Moyes, J Broad, Santosh JatranaSantosh Jatrana
The number of people of advanced age (85 years and older) is increasing and health systems may be challenged by increasing health-related needs. Recent overseas evidence suggests relatively high levels of wellbeing in this group, however little is known about people of advanced age, particularly the indigenous Māori, in Aotearoa, New Zealand. This paper outlines the methods of the study Life and Living in Advanced Age: A Cohort Study in New Zealand. The study aimed to establish predictors of successful advanced ageing and understand the relative importance of health, frailty, cultural, social & economic factors to successful ageing for Māori and non-Māori in New Zealand.