Measures of physical function have been developed primarily to assess health status, prognosis, and service needs.
They are now, increasingly, being used as outcome measures in studies seeking to determine the causes of disability.
However, the extent to which these standardized measures, as they currently are constituted, are meaningful for the evaluation of underlying pathophysiology is not defined.
To assess evidence for an etiologic rationale for these measures, we evaluated self-report of difficulty in physical function in the Cardiovascular Health Study, a study of 5201 men and women 65 years and older in four U. S. communities.
Mots-clés Pascal : Handicap physique, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Vieillard, Activité, Vie quotidienne, Capacité fonctionnelle, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physical handicap, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Elderly, Activity, Daily living, Functional capacity, Human
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Cote : 94-0577239
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.