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The Onset and Progression of Disability in Older Adults

Kieron Barclay, Carlos Diaz-Venegas, Christian Dudel; in Collaboration with Timothy A. Reistetter, Rebeca Wong, Alejandra Michaels-Obregon, Ickpyo Hong (all: The University of Texas System, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, USA), Sergio de la Vega (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México City, Mexico), Ching-Yi Wang (Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung City, Taiwan), Maria Andrée López Gómez (Harvard University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, USA), Fernando Benavides (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain)

Differences in how disability affects the elderly can be observed across countries. The project investigates socioeconomic and gender differences in disability progression, as well as behavioral influences on disability.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Aging, Mortality and Longevity


Höhn, A.; McGurnaghan , S. J.; Caparrotta, T. M.; Jeyam , A.; O'Reilly, J. E.; Blackbourn, L. A. K.; Hatam, S.; Dudel, C.; Seaman, R. J.; Mellor, J.; Sattar, N.; McCrimmon, R. J.; Kennon, B.; Petrie, J. R.; Wild, S.; McKeigue, P. M.; Colhoun, H. M.:
PLoS One 17:8, e0271110–e0271110. (2022)    
Kolodziejczak, K.; Rosada, A.; Drewelies, J.; Düzel, S.; Eibich, P.; Tegeler, C.; Wagner , G. G.; Beier, K. M.; Ram, N.; Demuth, I.; Steinhagen-Thiessen, E.; Gerstorf, D.:
Psychology and Aging 34:3, 389–404. (2019)
Mutambudzi, M.; Díaz-Venegas, C.; Manon, S.:
Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 74:11, 1828–1834. (2019)
Díaz-Venegas, C.; Reistetter, T. A.; Wong, R.:
Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 73:5, 913–922. (2018)    
Doblhammer, G.; Peters, S.; Rizzuto, D.; Welmer, A.:
In: A demographic perspective on gender, family and health in Europe, 283–303. Cham: Springer Open. (2018)    
Hong, I.; Reistetter, T. A.; Díaz-Venegas, C.; Michaels-Obregón, A.; Wong, R.:
Quality of Life Research 27:9, 2431–2441. (2018)
Díaz-Venegas, C.; Sáenz, J. L.; Wong, R.:
Ageing and Society 37:3, 495–516. (2017)
Díaz-Venegas, C.; Wong, R.:
Disability and Health Journal 9:3, 524–532. (2016)
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