Keith Hautala

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College: Arts and Sciences

Study to Examine Activity, Well-Being in Older Women

Published: Feb 13, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 13, 2014) — A new study at the University of Kentucky will examine how daily activity related to personal goals affects women's overall sense of well-being as they age.

 

The study, called "Daily Activity and Health in the Lives of Adult Women," or DAHLiA Women, will examine how daily goal activity and feelings relate to health. Its purpose is to link daily life, especially the amount and quality of different activities, to aspects of psychological health and biological changes that may be important for physical health. 

 

The five-year, $2.5 million study is being funded by the National Institute on Aging, and will be led Suzanne Segerstrom, professor of psychology at UK, with co-principal investigator Leslie Crofford, professor of rheumatology at Vanderbilt University, formerly of UK. Other faculty investigators are Jody Clasey (kinesiology), Heather Bush (biostatistics) and Elizabeth Salt (nursing).  The researchers will recruit 300 women between the ages of 50-75 to complete seven-day diaries at three-month intervals.

 

"Many times, we think about health as something that is fairly stable over time," Segerstrom said. "This research study approaches health as something that can be better or worse from day to day, month to month, or year to year."

 

Through their research, the investigators hope to learn that some kinds of activity may help women to improve their mental and physical health.  They also hope to be able to tell what kinds of activity are most helpful for different kinds of women, based on qualities such as their personality, level of fitness, and genes.

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Keith Hautala, 859-323-2396, keith.hautala@uky.edu or Gail Hairston, 859-257-3302, gail.hairston@uky.edu

 

 

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