Cleveland Study of the Elderly: a Follow-Up, 1984-1988 (ICPSR 6985)

Published: Mar 30, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Amasa B. Ford

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This follow-up survey, funded under two separate grants from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), reinterviewed survivors of STUDY OF THE WELL-BEING OF OLDER PEOPLE IN CLEVELAND, OHIO, 1975-1976 (ICPSR 7773). The first part of the project, "Cleveland GAO Study of the Elderly: A Follow-Up", was conducted from 1983 to 1986, and reinterviewed survivors (n = 647) of the original 1975 sample (n = 1,834) to determine the impact of gender on the quality of life for elders, along with stability and change in measures of mental health. During 1984, a subset of the interview subjects were visited at their homes to validate self-reported impairment and disability. These data are presented in Part 1, Cleveland GAO Study of the Elderly: A Follow-Up, 1984 Data for Survivors of 1975 Sample. The second phase of the project, "Cleveland Elderly 12 Years Later," describes changes in disease, disability, and mortality since 1975 and attempted to determine if differences were related to changes in social support, use of health services, or economic status. The study also sought to assess levels of social, economic, mental, and physical well-being reported by respondents, and examined daily activities, the use and quality of services, and the characteristics of service providers. The "Cleveland Elderly 12 Years Later" data were collected in 1987 and again in 1988. Data collected in 1987 consist of interviews with survivors of the original 1975 sample (Part 2) along with interviews from an additional sample drawn from the 1977 Medicare rolls (Part 3). During 1988, interviews were again conducted with survivors of the original 1975 sample (Part 4) and survivors of the Medicare sample (Part 5). Data collected in 1984, 1987, and 1988 for survivors of the 1975 sample may be merged with the original data collected in 1975-1976 using the ID number.

Ford, Amasa B. Cleveland Study of the Elderly: a Follow-Up, 1984-1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-03-30.

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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging (P01-AG04391 & R01-AGO4391)

1984 -- 1988

Follow-up of survivors from a 1975 random sample of noninstitutionalized persons living in Cleveland, Ohio, which was taken from Medicare and Medicaid lists.

Older Americans Resources and Services (OARS) questionnaires

survey data



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