Results of the 2018 LSAHP to be discussed in forum on 09 Dec

Ageing and Health in the Philippines: Findings from the 2018 LSAHP

FromUPDate Diliman:

How healthy are the older Pinoys and what is the quality of their lives? These were the issues looked into by the 2018 Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in the Philippines (LSAHP) and will be discussed at the forum “Ageing and Health in the Philippines: Findings from the 2018 LSAHP” on December 9, 9 a.m. at the Park Inn by Radisson, North Edsa, Quezon City.

The 2018 LSAHP is the first nationally-representative longitudinal study of older people in the country. As part of a comparative study of ageing and health in the Philippines and Vietnam, the research provides an updated and comprehensive profile of older Filipinos focusing on their health and well-being, as well as their caregivers and adult children. The study covered a total of 5,985 older person respondents aged 60 years and over, and was conducted from October 2018 to February 2019. Follow-up interviews will be done after two years.

This study will be valuable to policymakers, health professionals, organizations that provide services for older people, and workers in the fields of gerontology and geriatrics.

LSAHP is a collaboration project of the Demographic Research and Development Foundation, Inc., the University of the Philippines Population Institute and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia based in Jakarta, Indonesia. .

For more information on the 2018 LSAHP and the forum on December 9, email lsahp2018.drdf@gmail.com or call telephone number 8929-1770 (look for Ryan or Karlene).