This study is based on the belief that the amount of nursing care each elderly client requires is determined more by his/or her functional capacity than by diagnosis of medical problems.
A functional capacity theoretical model was developed, based on an ecological framework.
Environment and personal competence (sensory competence) were hypothesized as predictor constructs, depression as a mediator, and functional capacity as an outcome variable in this model.
The model was tested for fit with data from 209 female outpatients of two eye clinics in Seoul, Korea.
The results indicated that the hypothesized model fit with the data.
Environmental subconcepts showed an indirect effect on functional capacity through depression.
This mediating effect of depression was not shown between sensory competence and functional capacity.
Mots-clés Pascal : Capacité fonctionnelle, Vieillard, Homme, Evaluation, Etat dépressif, Trouble humeur, Comportement, Perception sensorielle, Environnement social, Prédiction, Modèle, Corée, Asie, Analyse composante principale, Nursing
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Functional capacity, Elderly, Human, Evaluation, Depression, Mood disorder, Behavior, Sensorial perception, Social environment, Prediction, Models, Korea, Asia, Principal component analysis, Nursing
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Cote : 96-0285689
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199608.