NACDA Aging Archive Data Update: NATIONAL SURVEY OF SELF-CARE AND AGING: FOLLOW-UP, 1994

James McNally jmcnally at ICPSR.UMICH.EDU
Mon Jan 25 15:45:07 EST 1999


DATA RELEASE:

The National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), announces the
availability of THE NATIONAL SURVEY OF SELF-CARE AND AGING: FOLLOW-UP,
1994.  This study, funded by the National Institute on Aging, is available
for public download from the NACDA website at:

		http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACDA/archive.html  

To access, enter study number 2592 from the "get study" box of the webpage,
and point and click to download data and documentation for analysis.
Documentation for the study has been converted to pdf Acrobat Files for
ease in use.  Acrobat Readers can be obtained at no cost from:

		http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep.html

The first wave of THE NATIONAL SURVEY OF SELF-CARE AND AGING, BASELINE,
1990-1991 can be obtained from the NACDA site for comparative research.  It
is study number 6718. In addition to electronic codebooks, both the
baseline and the follow-up studies contain SAS and SPSS programs to read
the data.

Any comments, concerns or interests regarding the use of this data are
welcomed.  Feel free to contact us at our e-mail address:

		NACDA at icpsr.umich.edu:

DATA INFORMATION: 
NATIONAL SURVEY OF SELF-CARE AND AGING: FOLLOW-UP, 1994

NACDA Study #:2592; 

Date Added to NACDA Collection: Jan. 21, 1999; 

Investigators: DeFriese, Gordon H. and Jean E. Kincade Norburn.; 

TITLE: NATIONAL SURVEY OF SELF-CARE AND AGING: FOLLOW-UP, 1994; 

Abstract: This follow-up to the NATIONAL SURVEY OF SELF-CARE AND AGING:
BASELINE, 1990-1991 (ICPSR 6718) was conducted in 1994 to continue
examination of the health status and self-care practices of individuals
aged 65 or older who were interviewed at baseline during 1991. Telephone
interviews (Part 1) were conducted with individuals who were interviewed at
baseline. A proxy was interviewed if the subject was too ill or cognitively
unable to respond. Included were questions about the type and extent of
self-care behaviors for activities of daily living, management of chronic
conditions (through self-care activities, equipment use, and environmental
modifications), and medical self-care for acute conditions, along with
questions regarding change in health status since baseline, health service
utilization, nursing home visits, and sociodemographic/economic status. For
subjects who had been institutionalized since baseline (Part 2), interviews
were conducted with proxies. Information was gathered regarding demographic
status, living arrangements prior to institutionalization, and reasons for
institutionalization. For subjects who had died since baseline (Part 3 ),
information was again gathered through interviews with proxies. Questions
covered nursing home admissions and date and place of death.; 

Collection Contents: 
	1) Three data files
	2) machine-readable documentation (PDF)
	3) SAS data definition statements
	4) SPSS data definition statements.

Time period for data collection: January-August 15, 1994; 

Funding Agency: National Institute on Aging.; 

NIH Grant Number: AG07929-3; 

Collection Notes: 
(1) The data and SPSS and SAS data definition statements were extracted
from SAS transport files. 
(2) Data from this follow-up may be linked with the baseline data (ICPSR
6718) using the variable ARCHIVID. 
(3) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The
PDF file format was developed by the Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be
accessed using PDF reader software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided
through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.; 

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			NACDA's MISSION
"The National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), located
within ICPSR, is funded by the National Institute on Aging. NACDA's 
mission is to advance research on aging by helping researchers to profit from 
the under-exploited potential of a broad range of datasets. NACDA acquires 
and preserves data relevant to gerontological research, processing as needed 
to promote effective research use, disseminates them to researchers, and 
facilitates their use. By preserving and making available the U.S.'s largest 
library of electronic data on aging, NACDA offers opportunities for research 
on major issues of scientific and policy relevance."

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James W. McNally, Ph.D.				Office: 734-998-9820
NACDA  Manager					Fax:    734-998-9889
National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging	
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