National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

Human Aging: A Biological and Behavioral Longitudinal Study of Healthy Aged Males, 1957-1968 (ICPSR 7678)

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This data collection contains data gathered in a longitudinal study of a sample of men aged 65 to 92 who were in good health during the first wave of the study in 1957. The chief aim of the study was to focus on the nature of the normal aging process in individuals of advanced age. The 47 study participants had not suffered from accidents, illnesses, severe emotional or personality problems, or environmental difficulties that might have led to premature aging, but 20 participants showed evidence of asymptomatic subclinical disease. This group represented the typical or "average" healthy aged individual with minimal degrees of physical pathology. Five years later, in 1962, a follow-up study was conducted with 29 of the 39 men still alive. The second follow-up, done in 1968, involved 19 of the surviving 23 men. The data are arranged in files by year: 1957, 1962, and 1968. Included are psychiatric data and medical evaluative data as well as various psychological and medical test scores (e.g., psychometric data, electroencephalographic data, audiological test data, responses to the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), Rorschach test results, personality test results, Inflund Selective Recall Test results, audiometric conduction findings, clinical psychology ratings, cerebral blood flow, and metabolism studies), and biographical and demographic data.

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Study Description

Citation

Granick, Samuel, and Morton H. Kleban. Human Aging: A Biological and Behavioral Longitudinal Study of Healthy Aged Males, 1957-1968. ICPSR07678-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07678.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health (MH 15075, and MH 19585)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   aging, health, health behavior, health status, human behavior, medical evaluation, men, mental health, older adults, personality assessment, physical condition, psychological wellbeing, trends

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1957--1968

Date of Collection:  

  • 1957
  • 1962
  • 1968

Universe:   Healthy, male older adults (aged 65 and over).

Data Types:   aggregate data, clinical data, survey data

Methodology

Sample:   Local, nonrandom sampling was used.

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psychiatric and medical evaluations and test scores, and personal interviews

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 39 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 39 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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