This study aimed to identify some of the correlates of self-rated health for young to middle-aged Australian women.
Regression analyses were based on a 4-year longitudinal study using a random sample of Sydney women 20 to 59 years of age at baseline.
Participants were interviewed in 1986/87 and 1990.
Cross-sectional relationships between self-assessed health and other health measures varied significantly by age, although physical health was a common correlate.
Sixty-three percent of participants reported a similar rating of health over the 4-year period between the surveys.
Changes in self-assessed health were sensitive to chronic disease.
Also, participants'selfratings of health were related to their subsequent chronic disease status.
Self-rated health reflects a complex process of internalized calculations that encompass both lived experience and knowledge of disease causes and consequences.
Women seem to take into consideration a broad range of factors, including lifestyle, vitality, mental attitude, and age, and, if they have a health condition, the chronicity of their disease, duration since diagnosis, and treatment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Autoévaluation, Femme, Homme, Age, Validité, Fidélité test, Psychométrie, Qualité vie, Enquête, Australie, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Self evaluation, Woman, Human, Age, Validity, Test reliability, Psychometrics, Quality of life, Survey, Australia, Oceania
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0413223
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 19/12/1997.