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Self-rated health puts aging and health needs on the agenda
Date:10/23/2013

Implementation of national surveys where the population can estimate and assess their own health may give policy makers important insights into the different health interventions that should be implemented. According Siddhivinayak Hirve, PhD student at Ume University, this may include a simple tool that harmonizes the assessment of health in developing countries with the rest of the world.

When the World Health Organization, WHO, conducted a study of aging in a global context and health among adults, in 2007, they asked the simple question "In general, how would you rate your health today?" The results showed that every other elderly person, over 50, who lived in rural areas in India said that they felt very bad, bad, or moderate.

In his thesis, Siddhivinayak Hirve has examined the factors that influence the assessment of own estimated health in older individuals in the population in rural India. The thesis shows that women report worse health than men. Self-reported health also deteriorated with age. The effect of age in terms of self-rated health was affected by participants' ability to move, ability to see, hearing, relationships, pain, sleeping problems, and more.

"Smoking and use of tobacco were factors that could be linked to at least one chronic disease, which in turn affected the self-reported health effects," says Siddhivinayak Hirve. "Our studies also demonstrate that a large social network results in better self-rated health and also a higher quality of life."

A four-year follow-up study that Siddhivinayak Hirve has conducted showed that the risk of dying was larger in those who reported poorer health compared with those who reported that they had good or very good health at the start of the study. For men, there was an increase in the risk of death by up to 300 per cent, and among women the corresponding risk increased up to 64 per cent, during the monitoring period. Furthermore, the risk of dying increased by abo
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Contact: Siddhivinayak Hirve
sidbela@vsnl.com
41-762-380-432
Umea University
Source:Eurekalert

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