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The study aims to increase understanding of the factors that contribute to Quality of Life (QoL) perceptions in the healthy elderly, obtain a broader understanding of the factors that influence QoL perceptions among the healthy elderly, contribute to understanding of the effects of positive and negative life changes on person-centred QoL perceptions in the healthy elderly and to further develop and refine a theoretical model of the psychological and psycho-social processes involved in constructing QoL judgements.

Main Topics/Subject Category
QoL, cognitive and self-esteem measures, health and lifestyle information and respondents' demographic characteristics.
Wandsworth London borough, age, ageing, care of the elderly, childhood, clinical tests and measurements, clubs, cognitive processes diseases, economic activity, educational background, elderly, emotional states, employment, ethnic groups, everyday life, gender, health, hospital outpatient services, hospitalization, housing, housing for the elderly, ill health, life events, life satisfaction, living conditions, marital status, memory, occupational status, old people's clubs, physical mobility, prescription drugs, psychological tests, quality of life, residential care of the elderly, self-esteem, social networks, social support, spouse's educational background, spouse's occupational status, voluntary work, widowed
Identifier Variables
Economic/Subject Categories
Value of health
Area of Health System
Social care
Data Available
Data collecting organization (s)
Roehampton University. School of Human and Life Sciences and Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. Department of Clinical Psychology
Data Type
Survey (longitudinal)
Coverage (date of field work)
2000, 2001, 2002
Unit of Analysis

People living in the London borough of Wandsworth who were 65 years or older in 2000, and considered themselves to be in good health. 193 cases

ESDS Access and Preservation, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access