Development of a Health Risk Appraisal for the Elderly (HRA-E)

Samples of eligible subjects from the American Association of Retired Persons, a group practice, and a senior center were extended invitations to participate

Lester Breslow; John C. Beck; Hal Morgenstern; Jonathan E. Fielding; Alison A. Moore; Martha Carmel; Jerilyn Higa

2011

Scholarcy highlights

  • Samples of eligible subjects from the American Association of Retired Persons, a group practice, and a senior center were extended invitations to participate
  • The health risk appraisal for the elderly system consists of a questionnaire and software for computer-generation of personalized reports to participants, 55 years and older, and their physicians
  • Items in the questionnaire cover a comprehensive range of content domains relevant to health promotion in the elderly
  • Four months after receiving their reports, respondents were questioned about behavior changes during the interim
  • In the phase of this project, the intent is to refine the questionnaire, extend the intervention protocols for longitudinal application, and evaluate its impact on health-related behaviors, medical care utilization, and functional decline

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