Operational Definition of Active and Healthy Aging (AHA): The European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on AHA Reference Site Questionnaire: Montpellier October 20-21, 2014, Lisbon July 2, 2015

J. Bousquet, J. Malva, M. Nogues, L.R. Manas, B. Vellas, the MACVIA Research Group, C. Thijs, J. Farrell

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Abstract

A core operational definition of active and healthy aging (AHA) is needed to conduct comparisons. A conceptual AHA framework proposed by the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Reference Site Network includes several items such as functioning (individual capability and underlying body systems), well-being, activities and participation, and diseases (including non-communicable diseases, frailty, mental and oral health disorders). The instruments proposed to assess the conceptual framework of AHA have common applicability and availability attributes. The approach includes core and optional domains/instruments depending on the needs and the questions. A major common domain is function, as measured by the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0). WHODAS 2.0 can be used across all diseases and healthy individuals. It covers many of the AHA dimensions proposed by the Reference Site network. However, WHODAS 2.0 does not include all dimensions proposed for AHA assessment. The second common domain is health-related quality of life (HRQoL). A report of the AHA questionnaire in the form of a spider net has been proposed to facilitate usual comparisons across individuals and groups of interest. (C) 2015 Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1020-1026
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Volume16
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015

Keywords

  • Active and healthy ageing
  • WHODAS 2.0
  • EQ-5D
  • SF-12
  • questionnaire
  • PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY QUESTIONNAIRE
  • QUALITY-OF-LIFE
  • OLDER-ADULTS
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS
  • PRIMARY-CARE
  • SELF-REPORT
  • VALIDATION
  • POPULATION
  • VERSION
  • SCALE

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