Determinants of health and well-being among older people

An ongoing research theme within CHIMR is using statistical and AI methods to identify factors affecting health and well being in older people. These methods have been applied to the Nottingham Longitudinal Study of Activity and Ageing (NLSAA) an ongoing study of 1042 older people who were initially interviewed in 1985 and have been followed up since then. The methods used to analyses thse data include logistics regression, Cox proportional hazards regression, and genetic algorithms.

The publications in this area include the following:

  • Hsu W-C, Bath PA, Large S and Williams S. (2013) The association of geographical location and neighbourhood deprivation with older people’s use of NHS Direct – a population-based study. Age and Ageing. 42 (1): 57-62.
  • Hsu W-C, Bath PA, Large S and Williams S. (2011) Older people’s use of NHS Direct. Age and Ageing. 40(3): 335-40.
  • Pecchia L, Bath PA, Pendleton N., Bracale M (2010) Web-based system for assessing risk factors for falls in community-dwelling elderly people using the analytic hierarchy process. International Journal of the Analytic Hierarchy Process. 2(2): 135-157.
  • Bath PA, Deeg D and Poppelaars J (2010) The harmonisation of longitudinal data: a case study using data from cohort studies in The Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Ageing and Society. 30(8):1419-1437.
  • Cooper R, Kuh D, Hardy R and the Mortality Review Group on behalf of the FALCon and HALCyon study teams. (2010) Objectively measured physical capability levels and mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Medical Journal. Vol.341:c4467.
  • Pecchia L, Schiraldi F, Verde S, Mirante E, Bath PA and Bracale M (2010) Evaluation of Short-Term Effectiveness of the Disease Management Program “Di.Pro.Di.” in Continuity of Care of Patients Suffering from Congestive Heart Failure. Research Letter. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 58 (8): 1603-1604.
  • Ahmad R and Bath PA (2005) Identification of risk factors for 15-year mortality among community-dwelling older people using Cox regression and a genetic algorithm Journal of Gerontology (medical science). 60A (8):1052-1058.
  • Bath PA and Deeg D (2005) Social activity and health outcomes among older people: introduction to a special section. European Journal of Ageing. 2(1):24-30.
  • Bath PA and Gardiner A (2005) Social engagement and health and social care use and medication use among older people. European Journal of Ageing. 2(1):56-63.
  • Ahmad R and Bath PA (2004) The use of Cox regression and genetic algorithm (CoRGA) for identifying risk factors for mortality in older people. Health Informatics Journal. 10 (3): 221-236.