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2012 Seminar Series
Title: ‘CASP, a measure of positive Quality of Life in old age: Evaluation of its use and association with mortality. The HAPIEE Study’
Speaker: Ms Gyuri Kim
Date & Time: Friday 30th March 1pm-2pm
Research from Western countries has shown that poor Quality of Life (QoL), mainly in the context of Health-related QoL (HRQoL), is associated with reduced mortality. To my knowledge, the impact of generic QoL on mortality has not been previously examined in a sample of older adults living in Eastern Europe. Being able to demonstrate that QoL independently predicts mortality would highlight the need for interventions targeting QoL and subjective well-being, which would be beneficial for improving survival in the older age group. Data from the Health, Alcohol and Psychosocial factors in Eastern Europe (HAPIEE) study consisting of random samples of men and women aged 45-69 years at baseline in Novosibirsk (Russia), Krakow (Poland), and 6 Czech urban centres, will be analyzed to investigate the association of mortality rate with Control, Autonomy, Self-realisation, and Pleasure score (CASP), a measure of generic QoL. In addition, the psychometric properties and factor structures of the scale were tested among a sample of adults aged 50 or older.
Gyuri obtained BSc in Biology from Queen Mary University. In 2009-2010, she did her MSc in Social Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL. In February 2011, she began her PhD research under the supervision of Dr Hynek Pikhart, Dr Eric Brunner, Prof David Blane and Dr Gopal Netuveli.
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