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Proceedings of 1988 International Symposium on Data on Aging
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    August 1991
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Proceedings of 1988 International Symposium on Data on Aging
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    National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.)
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    International Symposium on Data on Aging (1988 : Bethesda, MD)
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    Part I. Introduction -- 1. Measuring the health and health care of the aging / by Manning Feinleib. -- 2. My grandmother said, "If you have your health, you have everything." What did she mean? / by Harvey Jay Cohen -- -- Part II. Comparing cardiovascular and cancer statistics -- Introduction / by Harry M. Rosenberg. -- 3. Morbidity and mortality information on old age: Comments on availability, validity, and comparability / by Thomas Strasser -- 4. Validity of diagnosis of cancer in the elderly / by C.S. Muir -- 5. Causes of death among the elderly: Information from the death certificate / by Harry Rosenberg, Frances Chevarley, Eve Powell-Griner, Kenneth Kochanek, and Manning Feinleib -- 6. Diagnosisofcardiovascular diseaseinelderlypopulations / by Millicent W. Higgins -- -- Part III.. Health promotion and disease prevention among the aged -- Introduction / by Gerry E. Hendershot. -- 7. Statistics on health promotion and dsease prevention in The Netherlands / by Henk Swinkels. -- 8. Health promotion among the aged in the United States / by Gerry E. Hendershot -- 9. Optimal survey research methods for studying health-related behaviors of older people / by John B. McKinlay -- -- Part IV. Functional disability -- Introduction / by Mary Grace Kovar -- 10. Functional ability and the need for care: Issues for measurement research / by Mary Grace Kovar -- ll. Surveys of the situation of the elderly in Hungary / by Andads Klinger -- 12. A comparison of demographic, health, and housing variables in studies of elderly populations in Canada and the United States / by W.F. Forbes, L.M. Hayward, and B.D.McPherson -- 13. Functioning old age: Measurement, comparability, and service planning / by A. Michael Davies -- 14. Functional disability issues / by Mary Grace Kovar -- -- Part V. International health care research -- Introduction / by Jacob J. Feldman -- 15. Cross-national research in health care / by Gary Robert Andrews -- -- Part VI. Comparative analysis of health statistics for selected diseases common in older persons in the United States -- Introduction / by Tamara Harris -- 16. Opportunities for international collaboration: Comparisons of morbidity and mortality for chronic diseases in older persons by Jacob A. Brody -- 17. Epidemiology of aging in Hong Kong: Health status of the Hong Kong Chinese elderly / by Suzanne C. Ho -- 18. The utility of cross-national comparisons of diseases of older persons / by Tamara Harris -- 19. Utility of cross-national comparisons of diseases of older persons: Osteoporosis as an example / by Jennifer L. Kelsey -- -- Part VII. Measuring risk factors and outcomes of institutional long-term care -- Introduction/ by Joan F. Van Nostrand. -- 20. Research on institutional long-term care in Australia / by Anna L. Howe -- 21. Long-term care in the United States: Issues in measuring nursing home outcomes / by Joan F. Van Nostrand -- 22. Measuring outcomes of institutional long-term care: The problem of both the dependent and independent variables / by Rosalie A. Kane -- 23. Outcomes of community and institutional long-term care / by Betty Havens -- -- Part VIII. Assessment of vitality and aging -- Introduction / by Richard J. Havlik -- 24. Quality of life among the elderly in Veneto, Italy: across-sectional study / by Stefania Maggi, Trudy L . Bush, Giuliano Enzi, and Gaetano Crepaldi -- 25. Physical, social, and mental vitality / by Richard J. Havlik. -- 26. Measurement of vitality in the Americans' Changing Lives study / by A. Regula Herzog -- -- Part IX. Special activities related to measuring health and health care -- 27. Contribution of the World Health Organization Program for Research on Aging to activities related to measuring health and health care / by Jorge Liwak -- 28. Health for the elderly by the year 2000: statistical needs / by Ronald G. Blankenbaker -- -- Part X. Summary -- 29. Overview / by Manning Feinleib -- 30. Comparing cardiovascular and cancer statistics / by Harry M Rosenberg -- 31. Health promotion and disease prevention among the aged / by Gerry E. Hendershot -- 32. Functional disability / by Mary Grace Kovar -- 33. Comparative analysis of health statistics for selected diseases common in older persons in the United States / by Tamara Harris -- 34. International collaboration in measuring outcomes of nursing home care / by Joan F. Van Nostrand -- 35. Assessment of vitality and aging / by Richard J. Havlik

    The International Symposium was convened from December 7 to 9, 1988, in Bethesda, Maryland, to develop proposals for research in measuring the health and health care of the aging, The Proceedings include papers from the plenary sessions, where measurement issues were identified, and the workshops, where specific proposals for research were outlined, Speakers and participants were distinguished International experts from a dozen different countries and a variety of organizations, They were selected for their expertise in the six topics addressed by the International Symposium: Common chronic diseases, health promotion, vitality, functioning, mortallty statistics, and outcomes of nursing home care.

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