logo BDSP

Base documentaire

  1. Severity of neurological disorders in elderly residents of a farming Town in Kyushu, Japan ; Prevalence of disability in activities of daily living.

    Article - En anglais

    Activities of daily living (ADL) were evaluated in 421 elderly people, aged 60-95, who resided in 27 randomly selected communities in the town of Mifune, Japan.

    The disability of ADL increased with age, and was particularly rapid after age 80.

    Most of the elderly were independent ; the prevalence of dependent elderly ranged from 0.7% (in feeding) to 9.5% (in working).

    The prevalence of dependent elderly increased markedly after age 80 in all ADL items, especially those related to behavior such as ambulation, stair climbing, transfers, and working (ie., employment, housekeeping, etc.). These results emphasize the importance of community health care of the elderly for preventing and treating neurological disorders which comprised the main cause of disabilities of behavioral ADL.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Incapacité, Dépistage, Vieillard, Homme, Trouble neurologique, Etude transversale, Prévalence, Vie quotidienne, Evaluation, Japon, Asie, Politique sanitaire, Système nerveux pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Disability, Medical screening, Elderly, Human, Neurological disorder, Cross sectional study, Prevalence, Daily living, Evaluation, Japan, Asia, Health policy, Nervous system diseases

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0238480

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 11/09/1998.