Below are details of research projects funded by 2009 National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre Grants:
Improving health literacy in seniors with chronic illness
Pincipal Investigator: Dr James Gillespie (University of Sydney)
Dr James Gillespie and his colleagues at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney will investigate health literacy by interviewing individuals 65 and over with chronic illness on how they approach care, how they find information and how they think the health system can be improved to better meet their needs. These interviews will be used to develop health literacy tools for patients as well as recommendations for improvements to communication about health information and patient care.
Living arrangements and well-being of culturally and linguistically diverse older adults
Principal Investigator: Dr Siew-Ean Khoo (ANU)
Dr Khoo at the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute at ANU will investigate the living arrangements and social and economic well-being of CALD older adults in Australia through secondary data analysis of ABS datasets. This project will provide an overview of CALD seniors in Australia including key indicators of the social and economic well-being of CALD older adults for each of 25 of the largest country of birth groups and 25 of the largest ancestry and language groups.
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