Journal article

Relationship between perceptions of ageing and frailty in English older adults

Krystal Warmoth, Mark Tarrant, Charles Abraham, Iain A Lang

Psychology, Health & Medicine | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018


Older adults' negative beliefs about ageing are related to their health and functioning, but little is known about how perceptions of ageing (POA) relate to frailty status. This study aimed to explore the relationship between POA and frailty. Secondary analysis of data used were from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing Waves 2 and 5. A POA score was based on participants' responses to 12 statements using a five-point Likert scale at baseline, and a Frailty Index (FI) score was calculated for each participant for both waves. Multiple linear regression models were conducted to assess the relationship between POA and frailty cross-sectionally and longitudinally in models controlled for age..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for the South West Peninsula. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.