Naoki Kondo, Ph.D., M.D. | Kyoto University; Yoshihiro Miyamoto, Ph.D., M.D. | National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center; Junko Saito, RN, Ph.D. | National Cancer Center Japan; Masashige Saito, Ph.D. | Nihon Fukushi University; Maho Haseda, Ph.D., M.D. | The University of Tokyo; Hisataka Anezaki, RN, Ph.D. | National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center; Hidenori Arai, Ph.D., M.D. | National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology; Katsunori Kondo, Ph.D., M.D. | Chiba University and National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology
Competition Sponsor: Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
Awardee Year: 2020
Functional capacity declines with aging. However, its speed and pattern can vary across individuals. In this study we will conduct the following two analyses: 1) Explore the detailed trajectory patterns of physical and cognitive functioning before the end of life; 2) Identify the behavioral and social determinants of those patterns and their cost-altering effects. We use a large dataset from our longitudinal study: the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES) between 2006 and 2019, linked with payment receipt data from Japan’s public long-term care and medical insurance systems. The advantage of this project is its ability to utilize this unique data sources of over 200 thousand individuals residing in 56 municipalities nationwide. The results of our study should directly contribute to the formulation of governmental policies in the participating municipalities. Moreover, we have recently started our program in several countries in East Asia (Myanmar and Malaysia), and we believe that our study has the potential to make a meaningful contribution to many other countries in this era of global aging.
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