An investigation of healthy ageing patterns among Australian military veterans aged between 60 and 75

Abstract

This study aims to investigate patterns of physiological, psychological, and social aspects of ageing among older veterans. Australian veterans aged between 60 and 75 will complete a survey which measures these aspects. Latent profile analysis will be conducted to identify subgroups of veterans based on their patterned responses to these measures. Multinomial logistic regression will then be used to identify determinants of subgroup membership from sets of socio-demographic, military, psychosocial, and health behaviour variables. Relationships between the subgroups and wellbeing indicators will also be studied. This project is timely and relevant to the strategic priorities of state and commonwealth government departments which include the promotion of health and wellbeing among older adults. Findings may also inform the development of supportive interventions.

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