In 1981 a survey was undertaken of the physical and mental health and social status of all those aged 75 years and over belonging to a large general practice which alone served the town of Melton Mowbray and its surrounding area.
Seven years later the survey was repeated.
After adjustment for the different age and sex distributions of the two survey populations, significant increases in independence levels were found over the time period for: getting in and out of a chair and bed, dressing, bathing and getting to and from the toilet.
No differences were found for mobility around the home, feeding or continence of urine or faeces.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Europe, Santé mentale, Aptitude physique, Vieillard, Autonomie, Epidémiologie, Trouble cognition, Royaume Uni
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Europe, Mental health, Physical fitness, Elderly, Autonomy, Epidemiology, Cognitive disorder, United Kingdom
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Cote : 91-0462833
Code Inist : 002B18E. Création : 199406.