Journal article

Promoting healthy ageing: Development of the Healthy Ageing Quiz

Elizabeth V Cyarto, Briony Dow, Freda Vrantsidis, Claudia Meyer

Australasian Journal on Ageing | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2013


AIM: The aim of this study was to develop the evidence-based Healthy Ageing Quiz (HAQ). METHODS: Phase 1 activities (focus groups with 33 older adults, literature review and discussion with an advisory panel) informed the development of a draft HAQ. Phase 2 involved assessing the quiz's psychometric properties and collecting respondent feedback. RESULTS: Phase 1 provided broad topics for formulating quiz questions. In Phase 2, 297 and 122 respondents returned a quiz for validity and reliability testing respectively (over 70% response rate). The HAQ was found to be both valid (r =-0.7 to 0.6) and reliable (r = 0.8). CONCLUSIONS: The development of the HAQ was guided by the literature and inpu..

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