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  1. Modeling physical dependence in arthritis : The relative contribution of specific disabilities and environmental factors.

    Article - En anglais


    To explore the relationship between disability and physical dependence handicap, and the mediating effect of personal (demographic) and environmental factors as modeled by the International Classification of Impairments, Disability, and Handicaps.


    Data on people with arthritis-associated disabilities were abstracted from a national population survey (n=16,017).

    A hierarchical physical dependence variable was formulated.

    Nominal logistical regression was used to determine predictors of physical dependence related to specific disability, personal characteristics, and environmental adaptation variables.


    The risk of physical dependence only increased substantially at age >=75 years.

    Specific types of physical disability differentially predicted different levels of physical dependence.

    The major predictor of physical dependence was disability alone and in conjunction with environmental factors.


    There appears to be a specific and ordered relationship between the level of physical dependence and various types of physical disabilities.

    The findings could have implications for therapeutic intervention and health status measures.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Arthrite, Incapacité, Vie quotidienne, Evaluation, Facteur prédictif, Handicap, Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Questionnaire, International Classification of Diseases, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Arthropathie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Arthritis, Disability, Daily living, Evaluation, Predictive factor, Handicap, Epidemiology, Methodology, Questionnaire, International Classification of Diseases, Canada, North America, America, Human, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Arthropathy

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0530173

    Code Inist : 002B15I. Création : 23/03/1999.