Psychological resource for well-being and all-cause mortality among Chinese oldest old | Duke Kunshan University
Psychological resource for well-being and all-cause mortality among Chinese oldest old
enying-gong
Speaker: 
Enying Gong

Research Analyst, Global Health Research Center, Duke Kunshan University

Nov 22nd 2017 12:00 to 13:00
Room 1079, Academic Building

Summary of Talk:

Adults who are 80 years or older (“The oldest old”) constitute the fastest growing segment of population worldwide. The population of China is aging rapidly during the past two decades and there are about 20 million oldest old population in China. However, less is known about the determinants of successful aging among the oldest old population. Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Study (CLHLS) is the first, largest and longest-running longitudinal study on the oldest old ever conducted in the low-and middle-income countries. With the objective of shedding new light on a better understanding of the determinants of healthy longevity of human beings, CLHLS conducted baseline survey and the follow-up surveys in a randomly selected half of the counties and cities in 22 provinces in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2008-2009, 2011-2012 and 2014. Based on this database, we conducted data analysis and found a significant association between psychological resource for well-being and all-cause mortality among Chinese oldest old. 

Brief Biography:    

Enying Gong joined Duke Kunshan University in September 2015 as a research analyst at the Global Health Research Center. She received her bachelor degrees from Peking University in China and Master of Science in Global Health at Duke University Global Health Institute, US. Before joining Duke Kunshan University, she interned in the George In Adults who are 80 years or older (“The oldest old”) constitute the fastest growing segment of population worldwide. The population of China is aging rapidly during the past two decades and there are about 20 million oldest old population in China. However, less is known about the determinants of successful aging among the oldest old population. Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Study (CLHLS) is the first, largest and longest-running longitudinal study on the oldest old ever conducted in the low-and middle-income countries. With the objective of shedding new light on a better understanding of the determinants of healthy longevity of human beings, CLHLS conducted baseline survey and the follow-up surveys in a randomly selected half of the counties and cities in 22 provinces in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2008-2009, 2011-2012 and 2014. Based on this database, we conducted data analysis and found a significant association between psychological resource for well-being and all-cause mortality among Chinese oldest old.stitute for Global Health, World Health Organization and Duke Hospital. Her main research interests include cardiovascular diseases prevention and control, primary healthcare system strengthening, mobile health and health aging.