Vicki Freedman

National Health and Aging Trends Study

Research Project Description
Vicki Freedman, Joshua Ehrlich

The purpose of this application is to continue the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS), a national platform for studying late life disability trends and trajectories. In the next five year cycle, we will accomplish the following aims: 1) Continue the current structure and key design elements of NHATS by collecting data in person from NHATS participants annually in 2019-2023 (Rounds 9-13), including a) Continued collection of the enhanced disability protocol and supplemental questions on consequences including subjective and economic wellbeing, living and care arrangements, and quality of end of life; b) Replenish the sample in Round 10 (2020) in order to maintain NHATS' ability to produce 5-year age estimates (up to 90+) and Black-White comparisons; 2) Enrich and expand measurement in the NHATS? annual disability protocol including development and implementation of a) a new IPAD-based protocol to enhance measures of cognitive and sensory capacity; and b) a panel substudy of physical activity using accelerometry; and 3) Disseminate the data widely and provide support and training to the growing user community.

National Institute on Aging
(subcontract: U01AG032947)

Funding Period: 6/1/2019 to 3/31/2024

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