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Study on Active Ageing at Individual Level Based on Active Ageing Index

  • Coro Piñeiro Vázquez
  • Jesús Marcial Méndez Magán
  • Sara Marsillas Rascado
  • Antonio Rial Boubeta
  • Teresa Braña Tobío
  • Jesús Varela Mallou
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Abstract

Active Ageing Index (AAI) evaluates the strategies developed throughout the European Union. Its indicators are mostly addressed from a macro level, making difficult the obtaining of regional and individual scores. This study aims to calculate the value of AAI for Galicia (Spain) and to complement it with its individual equivalent, for deeper segment the results and create personal profiles. For this, a representative sample of 404 Galician community-dwelling older adults (aged 60 and over) is interviewed. AAI and AAI-adapted global and domain-specific scores are calculated. This study also provides policy makers and practitioners with an individualized tool which quantifies and monitors the personal level of active ageing. Its implementation could improve the adaptation of programmes to older people’s needs and the assessment of its effectiveness.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Coro Piñeiro Vázquez
    • 1
  • Jesús Marcial Méndez Magán
    • 2
  • Sara Marsillas Rascado
    • 3
  • Antonio Rial Boubeta
    • 4
  • Teresa Braña Tobío
    • 4
  • Jesús Varela Mallou
    • 4
  1. 1.GaliciaSpain
  2. 2.European Committee of the RegionsBruxellesBelgium
  3. 3.Matia Gerontological InstituteMatiaUSA
  4. 4.University of Santiago de CompostelaA CoruñaSpain

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