TILDA Wave 2 Data

18th May 2015, TILDA

The Wave 2 data from TILDA are now available from the Irish Social Science Data Archive at UCD: https://www.ucd.ie/issda/data/tilda/

An updated version of the Wave 1 data is also available from ISSDA, along with new release notes for each wave.

You can now also find the study documents to accompany the TILDA waves. Please click here for the links to download them.

Demographic and health profile of older adults utilising public health nursing services in Ireland

8th September 2015, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)

A new report by The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) on older people’s use of public health nursing services in Ireland was launched today by Dr. Catriona Murphy of TILDA at the annual general meeting of the Institute of Community Health Nursing. The report examines the demographic and health profile of those utilising Public Health Nursing services and their satisfaction with the service. The study was commissioned by the Institute of Community Health Nursing (ICHN).

Key findings include:

TILDA findings on formal home-care utilisation by older adults

16th June 2015, TILDA

Research led by Dr. Catriona Murphy (HRB Research Fellow) of TILDA and published in Health and Social Care in the Community reveals that 8.2% of those aged 65 years and older in Ireland are utilising publicly financed formal home-care in the form of domestic help and/or personal care. This is equivalent to more than 41,000 older adults utilising these services in the Irish population. Read the report here.

Hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control in the over 50s in Ireland: TILDA

5th May 2015, Dr. Catriona Murphy, TILDA

Research led by Dr. Catriona Murphy (HRB ICE Research Fellow) of TILDA estimates that 64% of the over 50s in Ireland have high blood pressure, a leading cause of stroke, heart disease, kidney disease and premature death and disability. Almost half of those with high blood pressure were unaware of their condition. The study also revealed that almost half of those who were on medication to control blood pressure did not have their blood pressure controlled to normal levels.

Other key findings from this study include: