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National Survey of Self-Care and Aging: Follow-Up, 1994

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • DeFriese, Gordon H.
  • Norburn, Jean E. Kincade
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging
Free Keywords
activities of daily living; aging; assisted living; assistive devices; chronic illnesses; health services utilization; health status; institutional care; living arrangements; older adults; quality of life; self medication
  • Abstract

    This follow-up to the NATIONAL SURVEY OF SELF-CARE AND AGING: BASELINE, 1990-1991 (ICPSR 6718) was conducted in 1994 to continue examination of the health status and self-care practices of individuals aged 65 or older who were interviewed at baseline during 1991. Telephone interviews (Part 1) were conducted with individuals who were interviewed at baseline. A proxy was interviewed if the subject was too ill or cognitively unable to respond. Included were questions about the type and extent of self-care behaviors for activities of daily living, management of chronic conditions (through self-care activities, equipment use, and environmental modifications), and medical self-care for acute conditions, along with questions regarding change in health status since baseline, health service utilization, nursing home visits, and sociodemographic/economic status. For subjects who had been institutionalized since baseline (Part 2), interviews were conducted with proxies. Information was gathered regarding demographic status, living arrangements prior to institutionalization, and reasons for institutionalization. For subjects who had died since baseline (Part 3), information was again gathered through interviews with proxies. Questions covered nursing home admissions and date and place of death. Part 4 consists of data from interviews conducted at baseline (ICPSR 6718) merged with interviews conducted at this follow-up.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created online analysis version with question text..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Telephone Interview Data
    • DS2: Institutionalized Interview Data
    • DS3: Decedent Interview Data
    • DS4: Combined Baseline and Follow-Up Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1994
  • Collection date: 1994
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Noninstitutionalized Medicare beneficiaries 65 years of age and older in 1990.
The stratified random sample of noninstitutionalized Medicare beneficiaries 65 years of age and older was drawn from 50 primary sampling units (PSUs), 38 urban and 12 rural. Stratification was by gender and three age groups (65-74, 75-84, 85 or older).
Collection Mode
  • The data and SAS and SPSS data definition statements were extracted from SAS transport files.

    Data from this follow-up has been linked with the baseline data (ICPSR 6718) using the variable ARCHIVID.

2006-03-30 File CB2592.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.1999-10-07 Part 4, Combined Baseline and Follow-Up Data, has been added, and the codebook and SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been revised accordingly. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging (AG07929-3).
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2592 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02592.v1
  • Johnson, T.M., II, Kincade, J.E., Bernard, S.L., Busby-Whitehead, J., DeFriese, G.H.. Self-Care Practices Used by Older Men and Women to Manage Urinary Incontinence: Results from the National Follow-Up Survey on Self-Care and Aging. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.48, (8), 894-902.2000.
  • Kincade, jean E., Rabiner, Donna J., Bernard, Shulamit L., Woomert, Alison, et al. Older adults as a community resource: Results from the National Survey of Self-Care and Aging. Gerontologist.36, (4), 474 -1996.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/36.4.474 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

DeFriese, Gordon H.; Norburn, Jean E. Kincade (1999): National Survey of Self-Care and Aging: Follow-Up, 1994. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.