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  1. Dynamics of functional impairment in late adulthood : Fraility and its consequences.

    Article - En anglais

    The inconclusive debate about Fries' theory of « natural death and the compression of morbidity » has diverted attention from two key issues-the modifiability and related dynamics of functional impairment in late adulthood.

    Evidence is presented from a large (N=11,000) panel of adults aged initially 58-63 over the period of a decade which documents substantial modification of functional status.

    Further, patterned changes in functional status are related to the dynamics of income, historically a major determinant of functional status, and independently to educational attainment.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Aptitude physique, Capacité fonctionnelle, Vieillard, Changement social, Statut socioéconomique, Revenu individuel, Modèle probabiliste, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physical fitness, Functional capacity, Elderly, Social change, Socioeconomic status, Personal income, Probabilistic model, Epidemiology, United States, Human, North America, America

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

    Cote : 94-0241121

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.