BEHAVIORAL FACTORS ON HEALTH AND ILLNESS IN AGED PERSONS

  • Kennedy, Gary J. (PI)
  • Pollack, Charles (PI)
  • Kleinmann, Kurt (PI)
  • Kelman, Howard (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

This is a proposal for a multi-disciplinary research program project
involving the departments of Community Health, Neurology, Psychiatry and
Pharmacy. It consists of a core cross-sectional and longitudinal
population survey and four research projects based upon it. A population
sample consisting of some 2,000 elderly community residents will provide
the necessary subjects and data required for the initiation and execution
of the four research projects. The overall effort will be accomplished
over a period of five years. The four projects are: a) Core Health Study
- investigating the relative effectiveness of the receipt of health care in
maintaining the health and social functioning of a representative sample of
elderly persons residing in a defined urban community. b) Antecedents of
Depression and Dementia in the Community Aged - investigating the nature
and prevalence of depression and its risk factors and co-existing dementia
in a case control study. c) Assessment of Medication in the Elderly and
Impact of Pharmacist Intervention-investigating the prevalence of drug use
and its problems in the aged and the subsequent impact of pharmacist
intervention. d) Sleep Disorders in the Elderly - investigating, in a
series of studies on sleepwake disorders and hypnotic drug use, the
prevalence of the problems. Both retrospective and prospective
case-control studies and an intervention study are included.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/1/858/31/86

Funding

  • National Institute on Aging

ASJC

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Health(social science)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Gerontology
  • Health Information Management
  • Aging
  • Health Policy
  • Community and Home Care
  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Epidemiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Anatomy
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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