The main objective of Ageing Research Centre (ARC) is to promote and improve the health status and quality of life of community-dwelling older persons in Indonesia, especially Jakarta. ARC conducts studies on current health issues of Indonesian seniors in order to plan for the health of future generations.
ARC has a focus on national policy issues, especially in health and social aspects, through extensive research to promote increased participation of seniors throughout the community. By combining research expertise and working across disciplines ARC aims to strengthen understanding of ageing by addressing complex issues in more strategic and effective ways.
ARC intends to be the coordinating centre of researchers from all scientific fields with a common interest in research on ageing.
ARC’s vision is to contribute to local and global communities through our research capacity, to enhance the quality of life of older Indonesians and to promote active and healthy ageing.
ARC’s mission is to conduct ageing research at the Faculty of Medicine, Trisakti University, establish a long term multidisciplinary platform for ageing-related research and develop strategies that are designed to improve the quality of life of older people while recognising the dynamic and diverse nature of the ageing population in the community.
ARC is organised around three themes:
. Promote healthy ageing
. Improve quality of life
. Promote increased participation at the community seniors club
Ageing Research Centre (ARC)
Department of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine, Trisakti University
Jakarta 11440, INDONESIA
Contact person : DR.Rina K.Kusumaratna, MSc
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Abikusno N, Kusumaratna RK .Empowerment of the elderly in Informal sector Proceeding of WHO symphosium, Kobe Nov 10-13, 1999.
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Pusparini. Routine laboratory assessment as a screening method for chronic diseases among the elderly. Univ Med 2005;24:43-50.
Kusumaratna RK. Review paper: Nutrition and immune system in the elderly. Univ Med 2006;.25: 140-7.
Hermawan J, Margo E. Electrocardiographic profiles of elderly residents in DKI Jakarta. Univ Med 2006; 25:155-63.
Pusparini, Khairani R, Wiradharma D. Small solid form of low density lipoprotein as predictor of quality of life in older persons. Univ Med 2006;25:172-8.
Rachmawati MR, Samara D, Tjhin P, Wartono M. Musculoskeletal pain in relation to physical functional capacity of the elderly. Univ Med 2006;25:179-86.
Salim O, Kusumaratna RK, Sudharma IN. Knee-height as a predictor of height in the elderly. Univ Med 2006;25:15-21.
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Kusumaratna RK ,Salim O, Sudharma IN.Dietary zinc intake and zinc status differences between male and female elderly of South Jakarta. Univ Med 2007;26:179-85.
Khairani R. Relationship between the prevalence of diabetes mellitus and quality of life among community-dwelling older persons. Univ Med 2007;26:18-26.
Wangsarahardja K, Dharmawan OV, Kasim E. Relationship between oral health status and quality of life in the elderly. Univ Med 2007;26:186-94.
Kusumaratna RK .Impact of physical activity on quality of life in the elderly. Univ Med 2008;27:57-64.
Kusumaratna RK. Gender differences in nutritional intake and status in healthy free-living elderly.Univ Med 2008;27:113-24.
Kusumaratna RK, Hidayat A .Body mass index and quality of life among the elderly. Univ Med 2009;28:34-41.
Kusumaratna RK. Effects of daily multi-micronutrient supplementation on nutritional and health status in the elderly: a community based randomized controlled trial. (2009-in-press)
Boekitwetan P, Surjawidjaja JE, Aidilfit M, Lesmana M. Multimicronutrient supplementation andasymptomatic urinary tract infections in the elderly. Univ Med 2009;28:25-33.
Pusparini. Homocysteine and cognitive function in the elderly. Univ Med 2009;28:106-16.
Meiyanti, Kalumpiu JV, Mulia JI. Anemia decreases quality of life of the elderly in Jakarta. Univ Med 2009;28:152-69.