WP2: Development of analytical methods


WP Leader: Prof. Demosthenes Panagiotakos

A single metric of healthy ageing will be created using an Item Response Theory approach. Several statistical models (based on Mixed Models with Repeated Measures, Generalised Estimating Equations, Structural Equation Modelling, Growth curve Mixture Modelling) will be developed (considering the single metric of health and other health-related outcomes as indicators of healthy ageing) to quantify trajectories of healthy ageing and their determinants. Finally, a microsimulation model will be developed to predict trends in healthy ageing under alternative scenarios of determinants, interventions and health policy.