Measures exist for assessing the health-related quality of life impact of illnesses, but these measures are not suited for older persons who are aging actively in the community.
Our team is developing a new measure of quality of life, specifically for and by older adults living independently in the community, and that covers domains related to active aging and active living.
About our study
We will have focus groups and interviews (by Zoom or telephone) with older adults to explore their perspectives on what it means to live actively in the community. The answers to these questions will be used to identify items for our new measure.
What do we want to know?
What does it mean to live actively for older people living in the community? That is our question.
The objective of this study is to identify components of active living that older people consider relevant. In the end, we hope to develop a health-related quality of life (HRQL) measure that will benefit prevention and health promotion among older adults.