Investigators: A/Prof Barbara Griffin, Prof Mike Jones, Dr Kerry Sherman.

Typically large groups of people are studied by dividing them into subgroups based on demographic variables such as age, race, gender and income. This segmentation neglects the rich diversity of psychosocial factors that are known to underlie health-related intentions and behaviours. This study, by segmenting the 45 and Up baseline data, investigated whether people can be grouped by the health-related behaviours in which they engage and whether there are differential outcomes for members of different subgroups.

Outcomes resulting from this research:

Griffin B, Sherman KA, Jones M, Bayl-Smith P. The clustering of health behaviours in older Australians and its association with physical and psychological status, and sociodemographic indicators. Ann Behav Med [Internet] 2014;48(2). doi: 10.1007/s12160-014-9589-8