Journal article

The subjective wellbeing profile of the 'pretiree' demographic: A cross-sectional study

Julie A Pasco, Kara L Holloway, Amanda L Stuart, Lana J Williams, Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Michael Berk



OBJECTIVES: Pretirees are a demographic interposed between the latter stages of working life and old age. We aimed to characterise subjective wellbeing and lifestyle behaviours for individuals aged in their late-fifties and sixties. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of 233 men and 229 women aged 55-69 yr from the Geelong Osteoporosis Study. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Subjective wellbeing assessed using the World Health Organization Quality of Life questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF, Australia). Scores below published population norms for Australia for WHOQOL domains (physical, psychological, social, environmental) were considered low. RESULTS: For men, low WHOQOL scores were evident for 78 (33.5%) of ..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia

Awarded by NHMRC

Awarded by NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

The Geelong Osteoporosis Study was funded by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VHPF) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; project 628582), Australia, but they played no role in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; nor in the decision to submit the paper for publication.Kara L Holloway is supported by an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.Lana J. Williams and Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen are supported by NHMRC Career Development Fellowships (1064272 and 1107510, respectively).Michael Berk is supported by a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (1059660).