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..View full abstract
This project was funded by the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre. The project team wishes to thank the participants for their interest in this research.