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Objective: The aim of this study was to quantify the impact of age on the potential benefits of screening for colorectal cancer. Method: Life-table analysis of the risks of dying from colorectal cancer or from all other causes was performed. The impact of prematurely stopping screening was...
Objective: The authors examine associations of three sources of women's aging anxiety—declining attractiveness, health, and fertility—with social contexts of their lives, including locations in systems of inequality, connections to institutions, relationships, and health. They also explore...
Objectives: This study compares various dimensions of physical and emotional health between older Mexican-origin individuals in the United States and in Mexico. Method: The samples are drawn from the Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS) and the Hispanic Established Epidemiologic Study of the...
Objective: The relationship of nursing home (NH) discharges due to death to NH bed supply and hospital bed supply was examined. Method: Data on discharges came from the 1999 National Nursing Home Survey ( N = 6,335). County-level bed supply, controls for hospice agency supply, and a nursing...
Objective: We examine whether the pervasive income gradient in health among senior citizens can be explained in part by multiple risk exposure. Method: A representative sample of 457 older persons ( M = 74.29 years) living independently at home were assessed in a longitudinal study. Health was...
Objective: This study explores detailed knowledge of medical terminology and connotations of equivocal phrases frequently used in advance care planning. Method: One hundred seventy community-dwelling older adults answered yes-or-no questions about their knowledge of medical conditions and...
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