Some problems with life event scores and health outcomes

Dobson, A., Smith, N. and Pachana, N. A. (2003). Some problems with life event scores and health outcomes. In: Australian Association of Gerontology 36th National Conference Abstracts; Australasian Journal on Ageing. Australian Association of Gerontology 36th National Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, (5-6). 12 – 14 November, 2003.


Author Dobson, A.
Smith, N.
Pachana, N. A.
Title of paper Some problems with life event scores and health outcomes
Conference name Australian Association of Gerontology 36th National Conference
Conference location Hobart, Tasmania
Conference dates 12 – 14 November, 2003
Proceedings title Australian Association of Gerontology 36th National Conference Abstracts; Australasian Journal on Ageing   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Richmond, Vic., Australia
Publisher ACOTA
Publication Year 2003
ISSN 1440-6381
Volume 22
Issue s4; Supp.
Start page 5
End page 6
Total pages 2
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Life events scales continue to be widely used in health outcomes research. As part of a large epidemiological study of women’s health in Australia, age- and gender-specific life events questionnaires were constructed and administered to three cohorts over time. Two methodological problems arising from the interpretation of these data, namely telescoping and the impact of mood on rating life events, are examined. Recommendations for researchers contemplating the use of such tailored life events scales are offered.
Subjects 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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