Self-rated health tells extensively about the state of the body
The study suggests that self-rated health is a valid measure of health even though it does not reveal individual health problems. The result can be partly explained by the fact that biomarkers are associated with various diseases and lifestyles, but it is also possible that a person can sense events in his or her own body better than previously understood.
The study was conducted at Tampere University’s Health Sciences Unit and Gerontology Research Center. It was published in the Scientific Reports journal. The study analysed the health information of approximately 15,000 adults aged 18–92, and 150 biomarkers.
The article can be read in full here: https://rdcu.be/cgU3g
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Laura Kananen laura.kananen [at] tuni.fi
Professor Marja Jylhä marja.jylha [at] tuni.fi
TAMPERE UNIVERSITY’S MEDIA RELEASE 29.3.2021