Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/16377
Title: Who are the healthy active seniors? A cluster analysis
Authors: Lai, CKY 
Chan, EA 
Chin, KCW
Keywords: Ageing
Cluster analysis
Community
Elderly
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Source: BMC geriatrics, 2014, v. 14, no. 1, 127 How to cite?
Journal: BMC Geriatrics 
Abstract: Background: This paper reports a cluster analysis of a sample recruited from a randomized controlled trial that explored the effect of using a life story work approach to improve the psychological outcomes of older people in the community. Methods: 238 subjects from community centers were included in this analysis. After statistical testing, 169 seniors were assigned to the active ageing (AG) cluster and 69 to the inactive ageing (IG) cluster. Results: Those in the AG were younger and healthier, with fewer chronic diseases and fewer depressive symptoms than those in the IG. They were more satisfied with their lives, and had higher self-esteem. They met with their family members more frequently, they engaged in more leisure activities and were more likely to have the ability to move freely. Conclusion: In summary, active ageing was observed in people with better health and functional performance. Our results echoed the limited findings reported in the literature.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/16377
ISSN: 1471-2318
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2318-14-127
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